Dr. P.D.C.S. Dharmadasa
Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
PhD (Japan), Msc. (Japan), B.A. (Peradeniya)

Research Interest

Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, International Trade and Finance, Economic growth




  • Dharmadasa, P.D.C.S. (2021). Public Debt, Population Aging and Fiscal Sustainability: The case of Sri Lanka. Herath Madana Bandara Felicitation Volume, Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya - Forthcoming
  • Dayaratna-Banda OG and PDCS Dharmadasa. (2020). “China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges for Economic Growth in Sri Lanka” in Lion-Dragon Dance: Practice and Reflection on the People-to-People Dialogues in China and Sri Lanka, Zhejian University Press.
  • Dharmadasa Champika., Nakanishi, Makoto. (2017). Money Demand in Sri Lanka: a Co-integration Analysis. Ratnayake Felicitation Volume, Saga University Economic Association.
  • Dayaratna Banda, O.G., Dharmadasa, P. D. C. S. (2008). Pro Poor Growth. Thilakarathne Memorial Volume, University of Perandeniya, Sri Lanka.




  • Dharmadasa, P.D.C.S. (2021). Short and Long run determinants of Banking Sector Credit Growth in Sri Lanka. South Asian Journal of Finance, 1(1),
  • Dharmadasa, P.D.C.S. (2021). “Fintech Services” and the Future of Financial Intermediation: A Review. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research, 8(2): 23-42.
  • Dharmadasa, Champika, (2014). Econometric Analysis of the Impact of Money Supply on the Sri Lankan Economy. Saga University Economic Review, 47, No. 3: pp. 99-138.
  • Dharmadasa, Champika, (2013). Monetary Policy Influence and the Uncovered Interest Rate Parity: the case of Sri Lanka. Saga University Economic Review, Vol. 46, No. 4: pp. 23-44.
  • Dharmadasa, P. D. C. S. (2008). Plantation Sector welfare and the Budget 2008. People’s Bank Economic Review, Vol.33, No.10-12: pp 20-21.



  • Dharmadasa, Champika (2014). Effectiveness and the Transmission Mechanism of Monetary Policy: the case of Sri Lanka. Conference Proceeding, 13th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association (JEPA 2014), November 8 -9, (Meiji University – Tokyo, Japan)
  • Dharmadasa, Champika (2013). Exchange Rate and Interest Rate Linkage: the Validity of Uncovered Interest Parity (UIP) in Sri Lanka. Conference Proceeding, Finance and Economic Conference of Lupcon Center for Business Research, July 4- 6, 2013, Frankfurt am Main (Germany).
  • Dharmadasa, Champika., Nakanishi, M. (2013). Demand for Money in Sri Lanka: ARDL Approach to Co-integration. Conference Proceeding, 3rd International Conference on Humanities, Geography and Economics (ICHGE'2013) January 4-5, 2013 Bali (Indonesia): 143-147.




  • Team member of the research titled; ‘The Impact of Social Protection on Sustainable Development Goals in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Analysis’ - DOR HEMS projects of AHEAD operation, 2020-2023.
  • Team member of the Survey of School Dropouts in Rural and Sub urban Areas in Sri Lanka - 2008 (Supervision: Dr. Neesha Arunathilaka- Institute of Policy Studies)
  • Team member of the Survey of Evaluation Study of Rural Finance Services -2005-2006 (supervision: Dr. Palitha Pathberiya- Dept. of Economics, University of Peradeniya)



  • Vice Chancellors award for the highest amount of external research grant received for the AHEAD funded Project-2020
  • Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) for PhD. in Economics, 2012
  • Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) for MSc. in Economics, 2008



  • Member of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists (SLFUE) – Sri Lanka
  • Member of Japanese Economic Policy Association (JEPA) - Japan
  • Member of Sri Lanka Economic Association – Sri Lanka


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