Nandalal Weerasinghe appointed as CBSL Governor; K M M Siriwardena new Finance Ministry Secretary

Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe was appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka while K.M.M. Siriwardena was appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Finance.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over the letters of appointment this evening (07).

Dr. Weerasinghe, who has vast experiences in the financial sector, served as the Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Director of Economic Research at the Central Bank, Assistant Governor and the Senior Deputy Governor of the Central Bank.

Dr. Weerasinghe was also a visiting lecturer in Master’s Degree Course in Economics at the University of Colombo and a visiting Research Economist at the SEACEN Centre, Malaysia. He is an Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.

K. M. M. Siriwardana served as the Alternate Executive Director at the IMF for the Constituency comprising Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan. He also served as the Director General of the Fiscal Policy Department and an Additional Director General of the National Planning Department at the Finance Ministry.

He has received international training in a number of areas including macroeconomic management, macroeconomic diagnostics and forecasting, monetary policy, central banking, public financial management, government finance, public debt management and financial programming.

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