Department of Economics & Statistics

Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

Staff Profile

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Lakshika Weragoda
Lecturer (Probationary)

Department of Economics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka

+94 (0)81 239 2622
lakshikaw@pdn.ac.lk

Biography


     Ms. Lakshika Weragoda joined the Department of Economics & Statistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya in 2016 as a Temporary Lecturer, and has joined its permanent staff in 2018. She has studied at Pushpadana Girls’ College, Kandy before graduating with a B.A (Honours – First Class) in Economics from the University of Peradeniya in 2016. She is currently reading for her MA in Economics at International University of Japan.


Educational Qualifications


  • MA:(Reading at International University of Japan)
  • BA: University of Peradeniya

Positions Held


  • Voluntary Student Counsellor (2017-2019)
  • Editorial Committee of the Undergraduate Research Congress (2017)
  • Organizing Committee of the International Conference on the Humanities and Social Sciences (ICHSS) 2016-2018
  • Organizing Committees of the Peradeniya International Economics Research Symposium (PIERS) 2016-2018


Memberships & Awards


Membership

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (2011 – present)
  • Rotaract Club of University Alumni, Sri Lanka (2017 – present)


Research Interests


  • Applied Economics
  • International Economics
  • Gender/ Labor Economics


Research Publications


Conference Presentations

  • “Implications of Demographic Change for Long-term Development in Sri Lanka”, (co-authored with John Nigel). International Conference on the Humanities and the Social Sciences 2016: Proceedings, July 2016, pp. 58-62.
  • “Long-term Impact of Population Ageing on Sri Lanka’s Public Finance”, (co-authored with John Nigel). Peradeniya Economics Research Symposium 2016: Proceedings, Vol. 4, November 2016, pp. 35-41.
  • “Sri Lanka’s Food Security – Dilemma in the Estate Sector”. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Research Forum: Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association, December 2016, pp. 10.




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Department of Economics & Statistics,
Faculty of Arts,
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya, 20400,
Sri Lanka
Telephone
Head:+94 (0)81 239 2620
Office:+94 81 239 2621/22
Fax
+94 (0)81 239 2620
Email
econ@pdn.ac.lk
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