Sri Ranjith, Professor in Economics, completed his primary education at Ku/Bogamuwa M.V. and secondary education at St. Anne’s College in Kurunegala. He entered the University of Peradeniya for higher education in 1985/86 and completed BA honours degree in Economics. He was awarded ISLE (Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education) scholarship in 1987 and studied courses in Economics at Carleton College in Minnesota, USA. Subsequently he completed MA in Regional Development and Planning from UBC, Canada and his doctorate in Economic Development from NMSU, USA. He has worked as Research Assistant as well as Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Dept. of Economics, NMSU during his postgraduate studies and also awarded Merit-Based Enhancement Fellowship by the Graduate School of NMSU. Furthermore he was awarded a fellowship by the NORPART Project 2017-2021 under staff mobility to study postgraduate level courses in Human Rights and Multiculturalism at University of Southeast Norway, Norway.