LSE Event on ‘Looking Ahead in Sri Lanka’: Four Priorities for the Near-term
CSF Co-founder Anushka Wijesinha was recently invited by the London School of Economics South Asia Centre to speak at a forum on 'Looking Ahead in Sri Lanka', alongside four eminent panelists. Here is a recap of his key points.
This article serves to provide an international reader with a more useful reference point for the recent origins, evolution, and dimensions of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, and selected perspectives on the policy issues and path ahead, from an economist’s perspective.
Austerity and Vulnerability: Better Solutions to Support the Poor During Economic Crises
In this in-depth interview featuring key data points, Dr. Anila Dias Bandaranaike (a former senior Central Banker, and poverty data expert), speaks about the problems with our current approaches to social safety nets and her ideas for better solutions.
Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis is Hurting Education and Students’ Future Prospects
Amidst other economic reforms, the critical state of the education sector has received relatively less attention. Sri Lanka needs a comprehensive action plan that is student-centric, in order to help students and teachers manage the current crisis.
Sri Lanka needs a ‘sensible’ fiscal adjustment plan – CSF Co-Founder
CSF Co-Founder Anushka Wijesinha was interviewed by Andrea Sanke of the leading Turkish global news channel TRT World, on their show 'Newsmakers' to talk about the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, along with two other Sri Lankan experts.
Sri Lanka’s political turmoil risks derailing the economy further
The East Asia Forum, a joint initiative of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and the South Asian Bureau of Economic Research, reports on Sri Lanka's political turmoil, economic downturn, and potential sovereign debt default, highlighting the country's vulnerability to external shocks.