Professor Amala De Silva

Professor Amala De Silva


DPhil, MA(Sussex), BA Honours (Colombo)

Telephone: +94 11 215 8462


Current Teachings

  • Public Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Poverty Analysis
  • Gender Economics


Research Interests

  • Health and Poverty
  • Gender
  • Costing of health Systems and diseases
  • Inequality



  • Joint Editor: Development Perspectives: Growth and Equity in Sri Lanka, A Festschrift in honour of W.D. Lakshman, 2008, (Joint Editor) Colombo: Department of Economics, University of Colombo
  • Review of Costing Studies in Sri Lanka 1990-2004 (co-authors S.M Samarage and Aparnaa Somanathan), 2007 National Macroeconomics and Health Commission publication
  • Overview of the Health Sector, 2004 in Economic Policies in Sri Lanka (A festschrift in honour of Gamini Corea) ed. Saman Kelegama, Sage Publications, New Delhi
  • Investing in Maternal Health: Learning from Malaysia and Sri Lanka (co-authored – multiple authors), 2003 Human Development Network, Health, Nutrition and Population Series, World Bank, Washington, 2003