Pathfinder sets up eminent panel to prepare post-COVID-19 economic strategy

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The Pathfinder Foundation has set up a study group chaired by Pathfinder Senior Fellow and former Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, to prepare a set of action-oriented recommendations aimed at steering the Sri Lankan economy into the post-COVID-19 era.

Dr. Sisira Pinnawala, Department of Sociology University of Peradeniya, and Dr. Ganeshan Wiganaraja, Executive Director Lakshsman Kadirgamar Institute, will serve as principal authors for this initiative. The report is expected to be presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by the end of April.

Other members of the Study Group, which will consist of twenty leaders from academia, research and the private sector, include Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne, Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe, Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Prof. Muttukrishna Sarvanthan, Ashroff Omar, Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya, Krishan Balendra and Mohamed Mushin.

Recently the Pathfinder Foundation was responsible for preparing 1) a National Security Strategy for Sri Lanka 2020 and 2) a Study on Managing Foreign Policy and Relations with the UN System. Both of which were presented to President Rajapaksa.