The 2nd Peradeniya Economics Research Symposium was held successfully on 11th of September 2014.
As in the last year the Symposium was organized by the Department of Economics & Statistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.
The chief guest of the event was the Vice Chancellor of University of Peradeniya, Prof. Athula Senarathne.
The inauguration session was addressed by the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Shantha K. Hennayake, Dean of the Faculty of Arts Prof. Navarathne Bandara, Head of the Department of Economics & Statistics Dr. John Nigel and PERS-2014 Coordinator Mr. S. Vijesandiran.
The Keynote Speech was delivered by Prof. Piyasena Abeygunawardena, Managing Director & CEO, Shanaka Group of Companies and Former Associate Director of Borlaug Institute and Professor, Texas A & M University, U.S.A.
And the guest speaker was Prof. Touqeer Akhtar from Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan.
A total of 19 extended Abstracts were presented at the Symposium.
The Symposium proceedings were ceremonially presented to the Chief Guest by Prof. Anoma Abhayarathne.