We are saddened to communicate the sudden passing of Dr. Saman Kelegama, who was a highly respected Sri Lankan economist and Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies (Sri Lanka). Dr. Kelegama has been a member of the international board of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region for years.
Scholars from across the Indian Ocean Region, especially those working towards IOR Regional Cooperation, in particular, remember Dr. Kelegama's extensive contribution to the subject. Dr. Kelegama was a committed proponent of the importance of regional integration in South Asia.
With his passing, the Indian Ocean and South Asian research communities are deprived of a true friend.