A Seminar on Poverty Alleviation
Posted on July 5th, 2012

PRESS RELEASE Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS)

Jointly organised by the

 Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations & Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) Colombo

and the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) New Delhi

will be held

at the Kadirgamar Institute, 24 Horton Place, Colombo 7


On Thursday, 12th July, 2012 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


Keynote Address by: Hon. Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation of the Government of India


Address by: Chairman Hon. Prof. G. L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs


Chief Guest: Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development


RSVP required: (011) 2687025/ 5363501-3/E-mail: [email protected]


Other Distinguished Speakers at the Seminar:

  • Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, General Secretary, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Biswajit Dhar, Director-General,  Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi
  • Dr. T. Haque, Director, Council for Social Development (CSD), New Delhi
  • Dr. Praveen Jha,  Associate Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Prof. H. D. Karunaratna, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo
  • Dr. P. A. Kiriwandeniya, Founder and Chairman, SANASA Group and Adviser to H. E. the President on Microfinance
  • Mr. R. P. Bandula Thilakasiri, Director-General, Samurdhi Authority of Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Lalath Abeygunawardane, Director-General, Ministry of Economic Development  
  • Mr. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director, Kadirgamar Institute




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Issued by:  Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS)

For further information, please contact Iromi Dharmawardhane at: (011) 2687025/ 5363501-3 or email: [email protected]

4 Responses to “A Seminar on Poverty Alleviation”

  1. AnuD Says:

    Govts can elevate peoples’ living standards. Other wise, alleviation of poverty is nonsense. People are confused. In a capitalist economy, if all the people are above the poverty level, there won’t be any one to do low paying labour type jobs. Because of that, in a poverty is essential. Instead, provide basic living standards – such as nutrition, education and health – to every one. Why did Suddha brought coolies. They wanted cheap labour.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    Indians telling us how to alleviate poverty! What a bloody joke!

    India is more poverty striken than SL. India is exporting poverty to other countries. This is part of that.

    Money wasted to bring these Indians, give them accommodation, etc. could have better used to alleviate poverty even in a small way.

  3. stanleyw Says:

    None of the speakers are not poor. They are not experiencing the effects of poverty. So, how can they speak on poverty alleviation

  4. AnuD Says:

    These are people who live their lives by intellectualizing the others’ mayhem.

    Otherwise, capitalism wants poverty. I think, without poverty capitalism won’t exist.

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