President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed Economist Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy as the Governor of Central Bank.
Dr. Coomaraswamy was the former Director Economic Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Sirisena tweeted that he had made the appointment after consulting ‘all parties concerned.’
A product of Royal College, Colombo and Harrow School in England, he gained his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University and obtained his Doctorate at the University of Sussex.
Coomaraswamy joined Central Bank of Sri Lanka in 1973 he served in the Economic Research, Statistics and Bank Supervision Divisions as a staff officer until 1989. From 1981 to 1989 he was seconded to the Ministry of Finance and Planning.
Thereafter he worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat from 1990–2008, holding the posts of Director, Economic Affairs Division and Deputy-Director, Secretary-General’s Office and was brought back to the Commonwealth Secretariat to head the Social Transformation Programme Division, as Interim Director.
He is currently a Special Advisor at the Galleon Group.