Nishan De Mel

Nishan De Mel


Verité Research

Nishan De Mel, Executive Director and Head of Research at Verité Research, is an economist and a political analyst with extensive academic, policy and private sector experience. He has a B.A. from Harvard University and a PhD from Oxford University, where he was a Chevening Scholar. He has previously served as the Executive Director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies. Nishan has sat on several national and Presidential Task Forces in Sri Lanka, playing an instrumental role in shaping national policies on health sector reform, social security and tobacco and alcohol regulation. He has also served on the board of the Sri Lanka Foundation and as the Executive Director of the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, working to promote education in democracy and human rights in Sri Lanka. Nishan sits on several private sector boards and consults as an economist.

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Country Profile: Care Economy in Sri Lanka

5 October 2023