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Myanmar book launches

There will be two events to mark the launch of the Myanmar translation of Information Lives of the Poor, co-authored by Laurent Elder, Rohan Samarajiva, Alison Gillwald and Hernan Galperin and published by IDRC. The first is at the Sky Palace Hotel , 3, Yarza Thingaha Road, Datkhinathiri Township, Hotel Zone, Southern Nay Pyi Taw, […]

MIDO and LIRNEasia to launch Information Lives of the Poor in Myanmar

Myanmar is in the midst of a dramatic transformation under the Thein Sein administration. ICTs are front and center, with both Ooredoo and Telenor set to launch services within weeks. In an op ed published in Myanmar in May 2012, almost a lifetime ago given the scale of the changes, I said: “Starting late means […]

What is appropriate? The link between LIRNEasia and the book

A book that I co-authored with C.J. Amaratunge was launched last week. An excellent summary and review by W.A. Wijewardena in the Daily FT is the best that can be offered at this time to those who do not read Sinhala. We did not write the book thinking in terms of LIRNEasia’s approach and research, […]

Book launch breaks tradition by initiating discussion

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I am not one for tradition, but we followed tradition to some extent, with the lighting of the lamp (associated with knowledge) and the general format of a book launch. One thing I insisted on was the need to open up for discussion. And discussion we had: This was a faculty member from the University […]

Launch of Sinhala book on economic strategies for Sri Lanka on 6th August

The book, co-authored with C.J. Amaratunge, covers multiple infrastructure sectors and international economic strategy. The work was done outside the scope of LIRNEasia’s activities, but is obviously influenced by them. One obvious influence is the cover. In 2009-10 we used Wordle for the cover of LIRNEasia’s annual report. The cover here is the first Sinhala […]

LIRNEasia Chair and CEO awarded ICA 2009 “Communication Research as an Agent of Change Award”

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Rohan Samarajiva, Chair and CEO of LIRNEasia was awarded the prestigious 2009 “Communication Research as an Agent of Change Award” by the International Communication Association (ICA) at the 59th Annual conference of the ICA on 23 May 2009, in Chicago, USA. The award honors one person each year whose work has had a demonstrable impact […]

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