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The Pathfinder Foundation Felicitated

Mr.-MM-Receiving-Award2The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Sri Lanka recognized the Pathfinder Foundation as one of its top 10 partners at a ceremony to mark Chinese New Year and Sri Lanka's National Day held at the BMICH on Friday 17th January. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne, Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena, Minister of External Affairs G.L Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were among those present at this ceremony. Here Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianghao presents the top 10 partners award to Mr. Milinda Moragoda, Founder of the Pathfinder Foundation.

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PATHFINDER FOUNDATION: CENTRE FOR INDO – LANKA INITAITIVES Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA): Separating Wheat from the Chaff.

In assessing the proposed ETCA, it is important to place any analysis within the overall context of the options for accelerated development available to a country like Sri Lanka. The need to prioritise faster growth and employment generation is reinforced by the fact that: (i) Sri Lanka has slipped from being second to Japan in Asia on most socioeconomic indicators at the time of independence to a position much further down in the ranking of countries in this region; and (ii) tens of thousands of young people have been killed in the two Southern insurrections largely due to a mismatch between opportunities and expectations. This was also an important causal factor for the separatist movement in the North and East. Given this legacy, it is imperative that the highest priority has to be given to growth and employment creation. During the last 10-years, the public service has increased by 700,000 persons. The current budget and debt dynamics mean that such a course of action can no longer be continued. Similarly, the previous external commercial borrowing financed growth model has also run out of headroom. This means that growth and employment will have to be driven by private investment. The savings and investment gap in Sri Lanka is such that FDI, as a non-debt creating inflow, will have to play a crucial role in filling this gap and generating the desired growth and employment.

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A Sinhala Language Translation of “THE ADVENTURES OF JONATHAN GULLIBLE: A Free Market Odyssey” by Ken Scooland

Jonathan GaThe Sinhala Translation of “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey” will be first released at the Colombo International Book Fair to be held from 16th to 24th September, 2006 at the BMICH.  The translator of the book is Mr. Lakshamana Saparamadu, who has a wide experience in translating literary work as well as economic and banking text books Noble Laureate in Economics, Milton Friedman in his review of “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible” says “it certainly presents basic economic principles, in a very simple and intelligible form.  It is an imaginative and very useful work”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 March 2012 20:12

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“A Sinhala Language Translation of ROAD TO FREE ECONOMY Launched”

NirbadieThe Pathfinder Foundation as its very first activity re-launched the Sinhala translation of “Road to Free Economy”: a transition from socialism by the eminent Hungarian Economist Janos Kornai published in 1990. The publication also includes Kornai's self-assessment of the findings of the book and its impact after ten years of the its publication. More importantly, this book was launched in a provincial town of Matara , 100 km. away from the capital city of Colombo . The launch was well attended by the students of the University of Ruhuna and high schools in the province.In general, almost all the new books are launched in Colombo . The objectives of the Pathfinder Foundation are to take the economic policy debate to the regions and enable wider participation by the public.At the launch the key note address was delivered by Mr. Milinda Moragoda, MP while Prof. Rohan Samarajeewa and Prof. Danny Attapattu also made presentations, highlighting the relevance of the policies enunciated in Kornai's thinking in the current context of Sri Lanka.

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