Prof. W.L.P. Perera

Professor

 

Email prasap@pdn.ac.lk, vc@slpa.lk
Tel 081-2392622, 011-2380849
     
Biography
  • Professor Prasanna Perera has a B.A (Honours – First Class) in Economics from the University of Peradeniya, and a MA and a PhD in Economics.  He joined the Department of Economics, University of Peradeniya in 1995, has nearly 20 years of teaching experience in the University of Peradeniya and currently serves as a Professor in Economics. His research areas include international finance, monetary economics, political economy, macroeconomics and forecasting. Presently he holds the position of Vice Chairman at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and serves on the Boards of other Associate Companies of SLPA and Civil Aviation Authority. He was the Vice Chairman and the Executive Director of the Civil Aviation Authority prior to assuming duties as the Vice Chairman of SLPA in October 2015.
 
Educational Qualifications
  • Ph.D. : University of Peradeniya and University of London
  • M.A. : Thammasat University
  • B.A. : Peradeniya
 
Appointments (Selected)
  • Professor in Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeneniya, Sri Lanka (from February 2015).

  • Vice Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, From October 2015 to date.

  • Honorary Chairman, Prosperous Capital and Assurance (Pvt) Ltd., from June 2016 to date
    Acting Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, From 14 January 2016 to 13 March 2016.

  • Board Member, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, From September 2015 to date.

  • Adviser to the Hon. Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation, Government of Sri Lanka, from March to September 2015.

  • Board Member, Magampura Port Management Company (Pvt. Ltd.), From October 2015 to date.

  • Vice Chairman, Executive Director and Board Member, Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, From March 2015 to September 2015.

  • Senior Lecturer (Gr.I) in Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeneniya, Sri Lanka (from March 2007 to January 2015).

  • Senior Lecturer (Gr.II) in Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Peradeneniya, Sri Lanka (March 2001 to March 2007).

 
Visiting Appointments
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Memberships & Awards
  • Commonwealth Split Site Doctoral Scholarship, 2003-2004.
  • Gate Mudliyar A G Tillekeratne, Research Fellowship, University of Peradeniya, 2001-2002.
  • Kodikara Award, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2001.
  • Imai Memorial Fund's Scholarship, 1996-1998.
 
Research Interests
  • International finance

  • Monetary economics

  • Political economy

  • Macroeconomics and forecasting

 
Research Publications
  • Overview of Sri Lanka’s Regional Trade Initiatives: Theory and Practice, Godage Publishers, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2014.

  • International Economics, Godage Publishers, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2014.

  • Background to SAARC Countries, Godage Publishers, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2014.

  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Economy of Sri Lanka, Co-authored with Aminda Perera and Shiral Lakthilaka, Published by Collective of Social Democrats, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012.

  • South Asia in the Regional Economic Cooperation, Author’s Publication, 1999

Forthcoming Book:
  • Multilateral Organizations, 2016.

Edited Book:
  • Basic Mathematics, 2014, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Book Review:
  • Mats Berdal and David M. Malone, Greed and Grievances, Economic Agendas in Civil Wars, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, June 2004.

Book Chapters:
  • The Political Economic Perspective on South Asian Regionalism, Prof. Atapattu Felicitation Volume, University of Ruhuna,, 2015.

  • Co-authored research article titled Impact of international trade on economic growth in Sri Lanka, Prof. W.D. Laxman Felicitation Volume, Social Scientists Association, 2008.

 
Other Credentials
  • Deputy Proctor, Faculty of Arts. University of Peradeniya, 2013-2015.
  • President: Teachers Welfare Society, Faculty of Arts, 2012 - 2014
  • Treasurer: Peradeniya Arts Faculty Teachers Association, (PAFTA), 2006 - 2007.
  • Co-Editor: Modern Sri Lanka Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2007 - 2009.
 
Consultancy Reports
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For More information & CV Contact: prasap@pdn.ac.lk

 

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