Saman Kelegama is the Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS). He is a Fellow of both the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Economic Association and was the President of the Sri Lanka Economic Association (SLEA) during 1999-2003.
He has published extensively on Sri Lankan and regional economic issues in both local and international journals. He is the co-editor of the South Asia Economic Journal (Sage Publications) and serves as a referee for a number of international journals. He is an author of many books both on the Sri Lankan economy and South Asian regional economic issues.
He serves and had served and serves in a number of government and private sector Boards as an independent member. He was a member of the Presidential Taxation Commission of Sri Lanka, BOI, Human Resources Development Council, Industrial Development Board, National Enterprise Development Board, among others. He was a Board Member of the Samapth Bank for 12 years and currently the Chairman of Singer (Sri Lanka). He also serves in the PIM Board of Mangement.
He received his Doctorate (D.Phil.) and M.Sc in Economics from University of Oxford, U.K.