Nirukthi Kariyawasam

Nirukthi is primarily involved in Frontier’s Economics team, providing support on reports. She also dabbles in some information curation as well. She is a CIMA past finalist who is currently interning at Frontier while reading for the BBA degree - specializing in Business Economics. She is a former vice president at AIESEC in University of Colombo.


With a passion for knowledge, Nirukthi loves learning about the history and culture of other nations – which is probably what fueled her interests in Korean pop culture. She also takes pleasure in the simple things, choosing to relax with some good old-fashioned sleep.

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Insights into the Household, Income and Expenditure Survey with Nirukthi Kariyawasam

The latest Household Income and Expenditure survey conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics show that there has been a gradual increase in Real Average Household income across the country. This is probably due to the improvements seen in the informal sector.

Fuel Pricing Formulae, A vital cog in the wheel - Economists

Keeping price of fuel below the global market determined level is an implicit subsidy that is reflected in CEYPETCO losses and has to be funded by the tax payer.

Nirukthi Kariyawasam on the effects/issues of the SL Fuel Pricing Formula

Internationally oil prices are on the rise and is expected to continue to rise. Hence fuel price revisions are important to curtail the rising import bill and external debt which is used to fund this import bill.

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