He is reading towards a PhD in Economics focusing on the economic impact of exchange rate shocks. The research covers broader areas such as the macroeconomy, commodity cycles, workers remittances and international trade.
Prior to arriving at the Australian National University (ANU), Arjuna has been functioning as a Senior Economist at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. While in Sri Lanka, he has been actively involved in the Rotaract movement (the youth arm of Rotary International) and headed the movement in 2009/2010 immediately after the cessation of the hostilities within the country.
At ANU, Arjuna served as the President of the Postgraduate and Research Students Association (PARSA) during 2013/2014. During which time he was also a member of the University Council, the Sport and Recreation Association Council, the Board of Governors of the Endowment for Excellence and the Board of Fellows of University House. Prior to being elected as the first international student President in either of the ANU peak students association in ANU’s history, Arjuna served as PARSA’s Treasurer as well as the College Representative for Asia and the Pacific. Arjuna also chaired the 2014 Crawford School PhD Conference.
Being multi-disciplined, Arjuna holds a Masters in International and Development Economics, Masters in Finance and a BSc (Hons) in Information Systems. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), Australia
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