The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) announces the appointment of Tushara Jayaratne as the Deputy Director General of the SEC.
With a career spanning over 28 years in the Capital Market of Sri Lanka, Jayaratne has a wealth of experience both at the Colombo Stock Exchange and the SEC. At the CSE, he held key positions and worked in the areas of Marketing, Trading and Market Surveillance, Market Development and Business Development.
During his time at the CSE, he introduced some significant initiatives such as conceptualizing and carrying out Sri Lanka’s first-ever television series for investors, played a key role in establishing the branch network at the CSE, implementing the Automated Trading System and organizing overseas Capital Market Investor Forums.
Prior to his appointment as the Deputy Director General, he held senior roles within the SEC and provided leadership in multiple workstreams in External Relations, Capital Market Education, Market Surveillance and Human Resource Management.
As the Head of Market Surveillance, he played a crucial role in detecting and deterring possible market misconduct. As Director External Relations, he was instrumental in securing membership for the SEC Sri Lanka in the Committee on Retail Investors of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the global standard setter for the securities sector. To enhance the knowledge of investing in the capital market of Sri Lanka, he authored a book titled “Ayojanayata Mulapuramu”.
Tushara Jayaratne holds a Master of Science in Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a Bachelor of Commerce Special Degree from the University of Colombo.