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Institute of Policy Studies of Sri LankaAbbreviationIPSFormation1988TypeEconomic Policy Think TankHeadquarters100/20, Independence Avenue, Colombo 07LocationColombo, Sri Lanka. Executive DirectorDushni WeerakoonWebsiteInstitute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) is the apex economic policy research institute in Sri Lanka. It is an autonomous institution that aims to contribute to socio-economic development through high quality, policy-oriented economic research. 
IPS is established in 1988 and then formalized in 1990. It was supported in the initial stage by the governments of Netherlands and Sri Lanka. It has started its own fund and become independent later on. 
IPS provides an independent policy analysis support to the public and private sector institutions. 
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The warnings are stark, the instructions, for a change, clear.
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China’s Billion-Dollar Re-entry in Sri Lanka Met with Public Protests
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