Dilani Hirimuthugodage
Research Economist, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

Dilani has 14 years of research experience at IPS. She has worked as a consultant to several international organizations, including FAO, CIRAD, British Council, World Bank, JICA, and WFP. She has also served as a consultant to several government ministries in Sri Lanka, such as the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Primary Industries, Ministry of Agriculture, and Ministry of Environment. Her research focus includes intellectual property rights, traditional knowledge, agriculture, and value chains.


Proper monitoring and regulation of traditional medicine and its integration with western medicine can enhance the quality of health care response.