Ranmini Vithanagama (MEcon, Cmb) - Director

Ranmini Vithanagama is Doctoral student in Economics and a consultant researcher at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES). She holds a BA (Economics) from University of Colombo and a Master’s in Economics also from University of Colombo. She is also an Associate member 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, World Bank and Asian Development Bank as the 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.



Ranmini’s Publications

Books

  1. Vithanagama, R. (Ed.)(2019) "Exploring Women’s Empowerment", International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo.
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Chapters

  1. Gunatilaka, R. and R. Vithanagama (2019) "Women’s Labor Market Outcomes and Livelihoods Interventions in Sri Lanka’s North After the War" in R. Vithanagama (Ed.), Exploring Women’s Empowerment, pp 110-337, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo.
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Academic Conferences

  1. Vithanagama, R., and R. W. D. Lakshman (2011), "Disaster-induced displacement and gender: a study on four villages in Weligama, Sri Lanka", 2011 annual conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), held in Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China [funded by the IAFFE]

Other publications

  1. Vithanagama, R. Gomez, M and K Pathiraja (2020). Tracking Coexistence: Understanding Perceptions of the Religious ’Other’, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo.
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  2. Gunathilaka, R. And Vithanagama, R. (2018) "Women’s Labour Force Participation in Sri Lanka’s North" GrOW Working Paper Series GWP-2018-18 – Research Contribution Paper
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  3. Gunatilaka, R. and R. Vithanagama (2018) "Women’s Labour Market Outcomes and Livelihood Interventions in Sri Lanka’s North After the War", International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo
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  4. Vithanagama, R. (2016) Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Literature Review, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo
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  5. Vithanagama, R., Alikhan, M., Jayatilaka, D., and Lakshman, R.W.D (2015), "Planned relocations in the context of natural disasters: The case of Sri Lanka", Brookings–LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Washington
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