The newly appointed Chairperson of People’s Bank, Sujatha Cooray, a senior public servant, assumed duties at the Head office of People’s Bank on November 21, 2018. She is a Class 1 officer of the Sri Lanka Planning Service.
She holds a B.A degree and a B.Phil degree from the University of Colombo. She also holds an MA in Development Economics from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Over thirty years of her public service career, she has functioned as Secretary to the Ministry of Ports & Highways and also held high ranking positions in the Ministry of Finance as Deputy Secretary to the Treasury and Director General of Department of External Resources.
Apart from above, she has served on the directorates of several private and state-owned Banks, Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, Insurance Board, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Tourist Board etc.
She has represented the government of Sri Lanka in many international forums including annual sessions of World Bank/IMF, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Currently, she is a member of National Salaries and Cadre Commission.