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Thank you for participating ICPSD 2014, Sri Lanka

Thank you very much for participating to the 1st International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2014 (ICPSD 2014), Colombo , Sri Lanka .Your vital presence helped to make this event a great success and also we hope to welcome you all in 2nd International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2015 (ICPSD 2015).

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Conference Programme
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Guest Speeches
Hon.Margaret Muhanga - Mugisa
Member of Parliament, Kabarole District. Parliament of Uganda.

Dr. Laode Ida
Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Council for Regional Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia
Types of Presentations
  • In-Person Presentations
  • Virtual Presentation
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ICPSD 2014 Conference report

1st International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development 2014 was successfully completed with more than 40 participants from 12 countries. Countries are namely Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Russia, Germany, Indonesia, Uganda, Kenya, Australia, South Korea, Nigeria and United States of America.

There were 18 oral presentations 02 poster presentations and 10 virtual presentations. Moreover there were some local participants who representing Sri Lankan Universities and other professional bodies.

Primary objective of this conference was to create a premier forum for the local and international researchers, scholars and academicians to share their research results in the fields of poverty and sustainable development. We believed that we successfully achieved this objective during the conference. Moreover Secondary Objective of the conference was to attract high profiled tourists to Sri Lanka and use their knowledge and experience for development of the tourism industry.

As per the schedule, conference was chaired by Prof. Sarath Kotagama and key note speech was delivered by Prof. H.D. Karunaratne. Two guest speeches were delivered by Hon. Margaret Muhanga Mugisa, Member of Parliament, Kabarole District, Parliament of Uganda and Dr. Laode Ida, Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian Council for Regional Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia

Conference schedule divided in to 04 main themes namely,

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Rural Development and Eradication of Poverty
  • Women Empowerment, Youth Depression and Rule of Law

In the awarding ceremony best research paper award won by Prof. Anita Jose & Mr. Tom Jose IAS and best local student paper and best international student paper won by Mr. Withanaarachchi and Ms. Nara Lee respectively. Also organizing committee awarded 04 more awards to best presenters in each session.

Conference Co-Chair
Prof. Sarath Kotagama
Vice President of Eco-tourism Society of Sri Lanka, Head of the Environmental Science Department: University of Colombo.

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Keynote Speech
Prof. H.D. Karunaratne
Ph. D. (International Development Economics), Nagoya University, Japan, 2000, Master of Arts in Economics, Nagoya City University, Japan, 1997, Master of Arts in Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1992, Bachelor of Arts (Economics special) degree with a First Class Honors, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 1990

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Dr.Janak Kumarasinghe
Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Economics, University of Sri Jayewardenapura,Sri Lanka.
ICPSD 2014 Awards
  • Best paper Award
  • Best Presentation Awards
  • Best student Award

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