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Anushka Wijesinha appointed chief economist at Sri Lanka biz chamber

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has appointed Anushka Wijesinha, as its chief economist to run its economics intelligence unit.

"Joining the Chamber as its new Chief Economist gives a unique opportunity to provide business-relevant insights and guidance from a macroeconomic perspective," said Wijesinha said in a statement.

He said the economics intelligence unit of the chamber will be re-vamped.

"The work of the EIU is being realigned to better serve the country’s economic development agenda as well as the growth aspirations of the Chamber’s member companies," he said.

"Some of our key priorities will be to improve the investment climate for businesses, promote greater understanding of domestic and global economic issues and its impact on Sri Lanka, and influence the medium-term trajectory of the economy."

Wijesinha, has worked Sri Lanka’s Institute of Policy Studies heading its industry, competitiveness and regulatory policy unit. He has led regional economic research projects in South Asia and worked in South Korea, as an Asia Development Fellow of the Korea Development Institute.

Wijesunha graduated with distinction in a Masters in Economics and Development from the University of Leeds Business School, UK and BSc (Hons.) in Economics from the University College London, UK.

He is an alumnus of the Nobel Laureates Summer Programme of Istituto di Studi Economici e per l’Occupazione (I.S.E.O.), Italy. (Colombo/Oct13/2015)

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