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  • White, Howard; Kelegama, Saman ; Asian Economic Review, Vol. 36 (3), 1994; pp. 632-670
    A major methodological problem in the analysis of adjustment policies is the separation of the effects of the policies themselves from those changing external conditions. But such a separation can be clearly made by ...
  • Kelegama, Saman; Wignaraja, Ganeshan ; Industry and Development, Vol. 29, 1992; pp. 119-144
    Eleven years have passed since liberalization began in Sri Lanka, and yet the level of unemployment remains at about the same level as in mid-1977. Even if the export industries take time to respond to policy reforms, the ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol. (2), 1999; pp. 87-105
    India-Sri Lanka trade has been growing in recent years. In the mid-1990s, India became the main import supplier of Sri Lanka. Although Sri Lankan exports to India remain small, they have been growing faster than Indian ...
  • Kelegama, Saman; Adhikari, Ratnakar ; South Asia Journal, No. 7, 2005; pp. 117-127
    Critics have pointed out that there is no rationale for a Regional Trade Agreement (RTA) in South Asia because there are limited complementarities in the region; major trading partners of the individual South Asian countries ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; South Asia Journal, No. 4, 2004; pp. 9-18
    In this paper, an attempt is made to examine the SAPTA agreement that was signed by the Foreign Ministers of the SAARC member countries at the 12th SAARC Summit. First a brief survey is made in Section II on SAPTA. Section ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Asia Pacific Trade and Development Review, Vol. 1 (1), April 2005; pp. 51-67
    With the phasing out of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA), the Sri Lankan economy, highly dependent on garment exports, has become vulnerable to the changing scenario affecting this industry in the global trading system. ...
  • White, Howard; Kelegama, Saman ; Industry and Development; Vol. 4 (1), June 1997; pp.119 - 144
    This paper examines the Sri Lankan experience with privatization from 1989 to 1996 and argues that its short-run fiscal benefits have not been significant even when the direct and indirect costs of privatization are ignored. ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Economic Review, Vol. 35 (11 & 12), Feb/March 2010; pp. 24-31, 54
    This article is compiled based on a lecture delivered by the author at the Regional Centre for Stratergic Studies in Colombo 2009.
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 35, No. 17 (Apr. 22-28, 2000), pp. 1477-1490
    Independent Sri Lanka's failure to live up to its initial promise in the area of economic development could be attributed inter alia to: (a) a foreign-exchange crisis which persisted till 1977 because the exigencies of ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 37, No. 47 (Nov. 23-29, 2002), pp. 4678-4685
    The experience of economic liberalisation in Sri Lanka has coincided with the nearly 20-year long civil strife in the nation's north and east. An attempt is made here to trace the economic reform programme since the war ...
  • kelegama, Saman ; Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 38, No. 30 (Jul. 26 - Aug. 1, 2003), pp. 3153-3154
    Since the Indo-Sri Lanka Bilateral Trade Agreement came into existence in March 2000, Sri Lankan export to India has registered a sharp increase. A disaggregated analysis shows however an unevenness which indicates the ...
  • Kelegama, Saman; Mukherji, Indra Nath ; Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 38, No. 37 (Sep. 13-19, 2003), pp. 3864-3867
    WTO negotiations so far have shown that when countries forge alliances they can generate synergies and become powerful players. The EU, Cairns Group and the African bloc have emerged as influential groups within the WTO. ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 42, No. 39 (Sep. 29 - Oct. 5, 2007), pp. 3911-3915
    To strengthen economic connectivity in south Asia, members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation should not depend solely on the SAARC framework, and the agreement on the South Asia Free Trade Area. The ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 28 (Jul. 14-20, 2001), pp. 2665-2673
    Political crises and economic mismanagement are to account for the grave state of Sri Lanka's finances. While reform programmes under the aegis of the IMF promise some succour, these are accompanied by strict conditionalities. ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 35, No. 51 (Dec. 16-22, 2000), pp. 4525-4533
    APEC has now functioned for more than one decade but its record is not very impressive. This article argues that the operational aspects of APEC have clearly highlighted the limitations of APEC's governing framework, i e, ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 37, No. 25 (Jun. 22-28, 2002), pp. 2422-2425
    The Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation was launched to affect a quicker process of liberalisation in countries disadvantaged in one way or other in the WTO regime, so that through open regional arrangements ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; Policy Perspectives - Special Issue on China and SAARC, Vol. 9 No. 1, 2012; pp. 97-110
    Considering China continuously increasing importance for the global level, increased economic cooptation between China and SAARc member countries will be mutually beneficial, particularly for the South Asia . SAARC's own ...
  • Dunham, David; Kelegama, Saman ; World Development, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1997; pp. 179-190
    Governance assumptions of the East Asian miracle may not be a sufficient or a necessary condition for effective economic reform or for solid growth to emerge in other Asian economies. This paper argues that in Sri Lanka, ...
  • Kelegama, Saman ; The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 94 (381); pp. 429-442
    Peace can generate an economic dividend, which can be further increased by appropriate economic reform. This dividend can in turn be used to raise popular support for conflict-resolution measures along the road to achieving ...
  • Dunham, David; Kelegama, Saman ; The Developing Economies, 35 (2) June 1997; pp.166–184
    Mainstream thinking on economic policy assumes a logical progression from stabilization to liberalization and adjustment that is rarely attainable in practice. Most developing countries have been forced to undertake them ...

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