SANEM remembers Dr. Saman Kelegama


A condolence meeting to mourn the loss and to appreciate the contributions of Dr. Saman Kelegama was held on July 6, 2017 at SANEM conference room. Dr. Saman Kelegama passed away on June 23, 2017. He was the Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka and a Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences Sri Lanka. He was also the former President of the Sri Lanka Economic Association. He published a number of books on Sri Lankan and South Asian economic issues and has extensive publications in both local and international journals.

Dr. Kelegama had a profound connection with SANEM since its inception. He was not only a well-wisher of SANEM but provided consistent support and guidance in every phase of SANEM’s journey. Dr. Selim Raihan, Executive Director, SANEM and Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka recollected the memories of Dr. Saman Kelegama in this event. Dr. Kelegama’s sudden demise is deeply shocking and his loss is irreplaceable. The event was attended by SANEM staffs, young researchers, academicians, and students.