Sirimal Abeyratne

Professor of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sirimal Abeyratne has earned his PhD degree from Free University of Amsterdam, MA and MPhil degrees from International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and Bachelor’s degree from University of Colombo. While his teaching and research interests are in the field of international trade and development, he has published a series of research work in the areas of regional trade, policy reforms and liberalization, economic dimensions of civil conflicts, development policy issues, and the current economic affairs and issues relating to growth and stability. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Ryukoku University in Kyoto (Japan), Australian National University in Canberra, University of Trento (Italy), University of Economics in HCMC (Vietnam), and at International University of Japan. He has served as a researcher and a consultant to international organizations such as ADB, ILO, UNDP, JICA, and World Bank, local and international research institutes, government agencies and corporate sector organizations in Sri Lanka.