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|former Member of Parliament|
April 29, 1937|
Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka
|Died||18 November 2006|
|Political party||United People's Freedom Alliance|
|Alma mater||Nalanda College Colombo|
|Profession||Professor in Economics|
After Karunanayake was educated at Nalanda College Colombo and obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Economics from the Peradeniya University in 1962. He received a doctorate from the Birmingham University in England in 1969. In 2002 he retired as the Professor of Economics and the Director of the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Kelaniya.
Since November 2006, he served as the Senior Presidential Advisor in Economics contributing to the formulation of the Mahinda Chintana policy.
- "Dr Karunanayake helped formulate Mahinda Chinthanaya - Minister Nimal Siripala". Daily News. Retrieved 2010-08-21.