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development economist

Mohan Munasinghe, Sri Lankan development economist.

Background

Munasinghe, Mohan was born on July 25, 1945 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Son of Peter Munasinghe and Flower Wickramasinghe.

Education

Bachelor (honorary), Cambridge University, England, 1967. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, England, 1968. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969.

Electrical engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical engineer, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1973. Master of Arts in Economics, Concordia University, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Bangladesh, 2005.

Career

Senior advisor World Bank, Washington, 1996—2002. Chief energy advisor Government of Sri Lanka, since 2002. Visiting professor American University, Washington, 1977-1981, Institute of Technology Policy in Development, State University of New York, 1982-1988, Energy Center University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1988-1994, United Nations U./Institute for Advanced Studies, since 1997.

Visiting professor environmental management Colorado University, Sri Lanka, 1995-2001. Vice chair intergovernmental panel on climate change, Geneva, since 1997. Visiting professor Yale University, since 2004.

Senior advisor Minister of Environment, Sri Lanka, 1995-1998. President Lanka International Forum Environmental & Sustainable Development, Sri Lanka, 1996-2002. Senior advisor to president Office of President of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1982-1987, chairman computer and information technical council, 1983-1986.

Division chief World Bank, Washington, 1987-1996. Senior research fellow Center International Development and Conflict Management University Maryland, College Park, 1987-1990. President-emeritus Sri Lanka Energy Management Association, Colombo, since 1985, president 1983-1985.

Advisor United States President's Council on Environmental Quality, 1990-1992. Chancellor International Water Academy, Norway, since 1999. Chairman Munasinghe Institute Development, since 1999.

Membership

Fellow National Academy of Sciences (Sri Lanka), Third World Academy of Sciences (Italy), World Water Academy (Norway), World Academy Arts and Sciences, Royal Society Arts, (United Kingdom) Institute Electrical Engineers (United Kingdom, Beauchamp prize 1967), Institute Engineers (Sri Lanka). Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Economic Association, American Physical Society, Sri Lanka Association Advisory Science, Sri Lanka Economic Association.

Connections

Married Sria Gooneratne, May 8, 1970. Children: Anusha, Ranjiva.

father:
Peter Munasinghe

mother:
Flower Wickramasinghe

spouse:
Sria Gooneratne

children:
Anusha Munasinghe

Ranjiva Munasinghe