LIRNEasia is a regional ICT policy and regulation think tank active across the Asia Pacific

Call for applications for broadband policy course in Sri Lanka. For more details see announcement in english, sinhala and and tamil.

South Asia Research Hub(SARH), DFID Systematic Review Programme for South Asia call for proposals.

Work with us: We are currently recruiting for the position of big data researcher.

Luxman Siriwardena

Luxman Siriwardena

Luxman is a Fulbright fellow and received his BA (Honors) in political science from the University of Peradeniya and Master’s in economics from Vanderbilt University. After a 20-year spell of public service in Sri Lanka, mainly working for the ministries of finance, economic reform and industries, he did a number of stints with the private sector. They include appointments with a Frankfurt-based consultancy firm, the Productivity Commission of Australia, a commercial bank in Sri Lanka and most recently as a consultant to the Government of Sri Lanka on undertaking economic reforms under a World Bank technical assistance project. His current positions include Executive Director, The Pathfinder Foundation, a non-for-profit think-tank promoting market-based economic reforms and Indo-Sri Lankan relations. He is a member of LIRNEasia‘s board and is involved in external relations and commenting on policy issues in projects undertaken by LIRNEasia.

Work History

  • Director / Board Member, LIRNEasia
  • Executive Director, The Pathfinder Foundation, Sri Lanka
  • Team Leader, Public Interest Program Unit, Ministry of Economic Reform, Science & Technology, Government of Sri Lanka
  • Head of Human Resources, Mercbank, Sri Lanka
  • Research Economist, Productivity Commission, Canberra, Australia
  • Executive Director, Sri Lanka German Private Sector Program
  • Director of Investment, Ministry of Industries, Science and Technology, Sri Lanka
  • Deputy Director, International Economic Co-operation Division, Ministry of Finance/General Treasury, Sri Lanka

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