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

Suthaharan Perampalam


Haran is a Research Fellow attached to LIRNEasia. His interests are mainly on Inclusive development, Shared economy, Financial Inclusion and decent work employment related dimensions. Haran has over 8 years of research experience in managing and conducting quantitative and qualitative researches.

He currently manages a component of IDRC funded research titled “Inclusion in business process outsourcing”. The objective of this study was to uncover the opportunities for under-employed youth, women and previously- excluded persons participating in micro-work platforms in Sri Lanka, India and Myanmar.Haran was involved in conducting statistical analysis & insight generation for a research study funded by IDRC on Myanmar, “Towards the Networked Economy”. He managed a study by PUCSL to understand the use of electricity in relation to planned policy outputs and outcomes in Sri Lanka.

Prior to joining LIRNEasia, Haran worked as a Research Manager, Consumer Insights at Nielsen and as a Senior Business Analyst at MTI consulting. His business expertise extends to cover different sectors including FMCG, B2B, Industrial and Education for which he carried out many consumer research, customer segmentation and market entry/feasibility studies.

Haran holds a Masters in Economics from Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo. His bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is also from Management and Finance faculty at University of Colombo. Haran also completed his Postgraduate diploma in marketing qualification offered by CIM.


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