The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka Economic Association (SLEA) was held on December 18th at the Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka (OPA) auditorium.
A new Executive Council for 2020 was elected unanimously at the AGM.
Dr. Upananda Vidanapathirana was re-elected as President. Rev. 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, B. L. J. Saliya Balasuriya were re-elected as Vice Presidents of SLEA.
Dr. Maringa Sumanadasa was re-elected as General Secretary while Nuwan Medonza was elected as Treasurer. Sarath Vidanagama and Dr. M. Ganeshamoorthy were elected as Editor in Chief and Editor respectively. Dr. Menuka Udugama was elected as Assistant Secretary while Dr. Ruwan Jayathilake was elected as 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 elected Council members.
Re-elected Dr. Upananda Vidanapathirana thanked the members for electing him for another year. He also thanked the past Council management for their corporation during the year in helping to carry out well-attended series of policy-oriented seminars and the successful annual sessions generating a policy dialog on the theme ‘Impact of Globalization on Sri Lanka Economy’.
He said the SLEA would focus on carrying out research and other policy-oriented activities during the year 2020 to make an impact on policy makers.
The Sri Lanka Economic Association (SLEA) 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.