Polity Volume 7, Issue 2, pp. 66-69 (Download PDF)
This interview is with Prof. SB De Silva, economist and author of The Political Economy of Underdevelopment. De Silva emphasizes the importance of prioritizing industrial manufacturing over other, newer forms of capital accumulation such as services and logistics. Sharing his thoughts on the socio-politico-economic conditions that enabled the 1977 regime change and the subsequent economic transition, De Silva opines that the political situation of Sri Lanka is chiefly responsible for the country’s economic morass, and reiterates the imperative of qualitative transformations to the structure of the economy.