Danesh Jayatilaka (PhD, Cmb) - Chairman

Danesh Jayatilaka is a Researcher working on forced migration issues. He has a PhD in economics and masters and bachelor’s degrees in business administration. Danesh has worked with several agencies and research institutions in various capacities for nearly 20 years.

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Rajith W. D. Lakshman (PhD, Melb) - Director

Rajith is an economist and a researcher working on a broad range of migration related topics. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Mebourne and over 15 years of post-doctoral research experiece. Rajith has experience working with organizations such as the UNHCR, the ILO, Plan International, the UK home office, COMCEC/OIC performing policy advice work and evaluations.

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Senior Prof. K. Amirthalingam (PhD, Cmb) - Director

K. Amirthalingam is a Senior Professor in Economics attached to the Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He works both as a researcher and development consultant with a special interest in public finance, Sri Lankan economy and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

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Ranmini Vithanagama (PhD, Cmb) - Director

Ranmini Vithanagama has a PhD in economics and is a consultant researcher at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES). She holds a BA (Economics) from the University of Colombo and a Master’s in Economics from the University of Colombo. She is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Her research interests span internal displacement, gender and poverty-related issues, and macroeconomic studies in developing countries. She has worked with Oxford Policy Management, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank as a country researcher and consultant on various assignments related to her research interests. She is also a freelance financial analyst with a special interest in the banking sector.

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