LIRNEasia‘s predecessor PIPU [the Public Interest Program Unit] was headed by Rohan Samarajiva (LIRNEasia’s Chair and CEO) and Luxman Siriwardena (one of our Board members), and consisted of many of LIRNEasia‘s current family and friends, including Harsha de Silva (MP, and our Consultant Lead Economist).
Here are a few annotated memories of PIPU’s finale trip to Trincomalee in June 2004: PIPU trip to Trinco 2004. Captions and comments courtesy of Harsha.
PIPU was in charge of executing Sri Lanka’s infrastructure reform program between 2002-04. In Prof’s words, “PIPU gave birth to LIRNEasia.” See what we did at PIPU here.
Trip-goers and former PIPU team members present were: Rohan Samarajiva, Luxman Siriwardena, Harsha de Silva, Radley Dissanayake, Jayanat Herat, Dilum Abeysekera, Damith Fernando, Chamath Goonewardena, Sanchala Arangala, Ayesha Zainudeen; non-official PIPU members: Sunethra Siriwardena and Chammu.