Tharaka Amarasinghe

Project Manager - Statistician

Tharaka Amarasinghe is a Project Manager and Statistician at LIRNEasia. He specializes in survey and sample design (in particular for representation of target populations). He also leads  statistical analysis for all of LIRNEasia’s survey research projects, including the AfterAccess survey. As part of the AfterAccess project, Tharaka has done nationally representative surveys in Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Cambodia. He has conducted nationally representative studies on the PWD population in Sri Lanka and Nepal and, a nationally representative study on SMEs in Sri Lanka.

He  is currently working on the AfterAccess and Ecosystems of Engagement: Digital Platform and Women’s Work in Sri Lanka and India projects.

Prior to joining LIRNEasia, Tharaka worked at Hemas Pharmaceuticals, a blue chip company listed in the Colombo Stock exchange as an Assistant Manager for Business Analysis. Prior to that he worked at the Nielsen Sri Lanka for 4 years as a Senior Data Science Executive in Nielsen Retail Measurement Service, he was also engaged in socioeconomic research as a Research Executive.
Tharaka holds a Masters’ in Applied Statistics from the University of Colombo and a BSc in Industrial Statistics and Mathematical Finance from the same university.

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