Vidyodaya Economics Day 2023

The Vidyodaya Economics Day 2023 was organized under the captivating theme, `Setting Sail on the Road to Renaissance: Sri Lanka’s Epic Journey`. This theme underscored the nation’s dynamic journey towards economic growth and prosperity, with a vision for a brighter future. This remarkable event took place on the 13th of October at the Sri Sumanagala Auditorium, drawing together scholars, academics, and students to celebrate economic insights and innovation. The highlight of the day was the launch of the department’s e-book, titled `Fundamentals Macroeconomics.` This digital resource promises to be an invaluable asset to economics students, offering a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the intricacies of macroeconomics. The event was graced with the presence of distinguished speakers, including the keynote address delivered by Dr. Anil Perera, Director of the Department of Domestic Operations of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Dr. Perera’s insights and experience illuminated the path ahead for students and academics alike, inspiring all in attendance with his wisdom and vision for Sri Lanka’s economic future. Professor Shirantha Heenkenda, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, shared his thoughts and wisdom on the significance of economic knowledge in the broader academic landscape. His words emphasized the interconnectedness of disciplines and the pivotal role that economics plays in shaping societies. Professor Gamini Weerasinghe, Head of the Department of Economics, delivered an address that highlighted the department’s achievements and commitment to nurturing the next generation of economists. The spoke of their dedication to academic excellence and their determination to lead Sri Lanka towards a brighter economic future. The event was further enriched by the presence of the academic staff of the Department of Economics.