Point Pedro Institute of Development: Its Academic Ouput


Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Jeyapraba Suresh & Anushani Alagarajah, 2017, “Feminism, nationalism, and labour in post-civil war Northern Province of Sri Lanka”, Development in Practice, 27:1, 122-128.

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, 2016, “Elusive Economic Peace Dividend: all that glitters is not gold”, GeoJournal, 81:4, 571-596. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10708-015-9637-3

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, 2015, “Impediments to Women in Post-Civil War Economic Growth in Sri Lanka”, South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management, Special Issue on Gender (in)equalities in South Asia, 2:1, 12-36. http://hrm.sagepub.com/content/2/1/12?etoc

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, 2012, “Fiscal Devolution: A Stepping Stone towards Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka”, South Asian Survey, 19:1, 101-111. http://sas.sagepub.com/content/19/1/101.abstract

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, 2011, “Sri Lanka: Putting Entrepreneurship at the Heart of Economic Revival in the North, East, and Beyond”, Contemporary South Asia, 19:2, 205-213. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09584935.2011.565313  

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan & Hewa Madihage Priyanga Sanjeewanie2008, “Recovering from the Tsunami: People’s Experiences in Sri Lanka”, Contemporary South Asia, 16:3, 339-351. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09584930802312838#.U8nWikDm5eY

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, 2007, Economy of the Conflict Region in Sri Lanka: From Embargo to Repression, Policy Studies No.44, Washington, D.C.: East-West Center. http://www.eastwestcenter.org/fileadmin/stored/pdfs/ps044.pdf

Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, 2007, “In Pursuit of a Mythical State of Tamil Eelam: a rejoinder to Kristian Stokke”, Third World Quarterly, 28:6, 1185-95. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01436590701507628#.U8nX9kDm5eY

Nisha Taneja, Muttukrishna Sarvananthan, Binod Karmacharya & Sanjib Pohit, 2004, “India’s Informal Trade with Sri Lanka and Nepal: An Estimation”, South Asia Economic Journal, 5:1, 27-54. http://sae.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/1/27


The PPID is the only institution focusing on regional aspects of economic development in Sri Lanka and has the highest number of peer reviewed scholarly social scientific publications per researcher in any institution in Sri Lanka.

The PPID has undertaken incisive, insightful, and foresightful policy research over the past thirteen years (2004-2017). We foresaw the electoral defeat of the President Rajapaksa in June 2014 due to the lack of economic peace dividend in the conflict-affected provinces which was realised in January 2015. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10708-015-9637-3

Our survey results contested the causes of boat migration (to Australia from Sri Lanka) attributed by an Australian refugee advocate in 2013 and the Australian Government toughened its policy on boat migration in the same year. http://www.epw.in/discussion/boat-migration-australia.html-0

We exposed and argued the case against military enterprises in Northern Sri Lanka in 2010 and the military expenditure in the Northern Provincial economy was cut-back to second place in 2012 as a proportion of the provincial economy for the first time in decades. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09584935.2011.565313

We logically predicted, backed-up by empirical evidence, the demise of the LTTE in 2006 and it happened in 2009. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01436590701507628#.U8nX9kDm5eY

We proposed a cap on the annual Government Budget deficit in 2001-2002 and the Fiscal (Management) Responsibility Act was enacted in 2003. http://www.epw.in/commentary/sri-lanka-budget-2001-social-agenda-vs-military-development.html

We logically argued, backed-up by empirical evidence, the case for free trade between India and Sri Lanka in 1993 and the Governments of India and Sri Lanka inked a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (albeit partial) in 1998 that came into operation in 2000. http://www.epw.in/special-articles/contraband-trade-and-unofficial-capital-transfers-between-sri-lanka-and-india.html

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