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SLEA elects new ExCo members

Re-elected SLEA President, Dr. Upananda Vidanapathirana.
Re-elected SLEA President, Dr. Upananda Vidanapathirana.

The annual general meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka Economic Association (SLEA) was held on December 18, 2019, at the auditorium of the Organisation of Professional Association of Sri Lanka (OPASL). A new Executive Council for the SLEA, for 2020, was elected unanimously at the AGM.

Dr. Upananda Vidanapathirana was re-elected as the SLEA President. Prof. W. Wimalarathana, Prof. Sirimala Abeyratne, Chandrasena Maliyadda, Dr. Sarath Rajapathirana, Dr. Lloyd Fernando, Dr. Lochana Gunaratne, Prof. H.D. Karunaratne, Raja Korale, Malraj B. Kiriella, Nihan Rodrigo, Prof. Udith Jayasinghe, and B.L.J. Saliya Balasuriya were re-elected as the association’s Vice Presidents.

Dr. Maringa Sumanadasa was re-elected as the SLEA General Secretary, while Nuwan Medonza was elected as its Treasurer. Sarath Vidanagama and Dr. M. Ganeshamoorthy were elected as the Editor-in-Chief and Editor, respectively. Dr. MenukaUdugama was elected Assistant Secretary, while Dr. Ruwan Jayathilake was elected Assistant Editor.

P.T. Sirisena, Prof. Indunil Dayaratne, Selvy Sirikanathan, P.S. Lalinda Sugathadasa, Dr. Prasad Serasinghe, Dr. Faheema Saheed, Prof. Suranga Silva, Dr. Seetha Bandara, Prof. Tikiri Herath, and Dr. Ravin de Alwis were the other council members elected.

Re-elected SLEA President Dr. Upananda Vidanapathirana thanked the members for electing him for another year.

He also thanked the past council of management for their corporation during the year in helping to carry out a series of policy-oriented seminars, and the annual sessions generating a policy dialogue on the theme ‘Impact of Globalisation on the Sri Lankan Economy’.

He said that the SLEA would focus on carrying out research and other policy-oriented activities during this year to make a greater impact on policymakers.

The Sri Lanka Economic Association is the professional body of Sri Lankan economists set up in 1985 and incorporated in 2011 by an Act of Parliament.

The SLEA is part of the International Economic Association and has over 850 members at present.

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