Dr. Dinesha Siriwardhane assumed duties as the new Head of the Department from 30th May 2018 onwards. Dr. Dinesha received her first degree from the Department of Economics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and thereafter completed the postgraduate degrees of MA (Economics) and M.Sc. (Management) from the University of Colombo and Sri Jayewardenepura, respectively. In the year 2017 she earned her PhD from the University of Colombo. She has contributed to the department for more than 16 years and has published researches extensively in the field of Economics.