The Department of Economics of the University of Colombo is pleased to announcethat it is holding, in collaboration with undergraduates from Special Degree in Economics Streams from local universities in Sri Lanka, the 15th South Asian Economics Students Meet (SAESM) in Colombo from 21 - 26 January, 2019. The SAESM, the only forum for young economists in the SAARC countries, provides a unique platform for undergraduates of economics streams for networking, knowledge sharing, and fostering a collective understanding inissues of and formulating strategies for a South Asianeconomic development and prosperity. The SAESM, since its inauguration in Delhi in 2004, has continued its unbroken legacy as an annual meet and has established as an important event in the academic calendar of all South Asian universities.  The SAESM visions this important event as one to groom young economists as an unorthodox force to reckon within the South-Asian development and beyond.The SAESM’s contribution towards professional development of young undergraduates has been most noteworthy.  It has groomed hundreds of young undergraduates professionals to deliberate at international fora also provides each undergraduate a distinctive opportunity for skills enhancement, team work, leadership and to develop confidence and provide hands-on global exposure.    Over the years, the SAESM has been expanding and evolving its vistas to undertake roles evenbeyond.