The University of Iowa

Impact of war spending in Sri Lanka is topic of April 14 talk

April 4th, 2011

Hennadige N. Thenuwara, an expert in design of economic policy, will present an upcoming lecture on how the government of Sri Lanka designed economic policy amidst the 35-year civil war that lasted until 2009.

The talk is titled “Economic Policies and Public Finance in Sri Lanka: Did War Expenditure Matter?” It will be held Thursday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in the International Programs Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre. This event is free and open to the public.

Thenuwara is an adjunct assistant professor in economics at The University of Iowa and the former Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He received his doctorate in economics from the Tippie College of Business.

This event is sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program and UI International Programs.

For more information, visit or contact Paul Greenough at paul-greenough@uiowa.eduor 319-335-2222.

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