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    Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy appointed Central Bank Governor Featured

    July 02, 2016

    Colombo, 02nd June 2016: President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to appoint Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy for the position of the Central Bank Governor of Sri Lanka.


    The decision has been reached after a discussion held between the President and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the appointment will take place on Monday.


    Dr. Coomaraswamy, 66, is a Sri Lankan economist. Educated at the Royal College, Colombo and at Harrow School in England, Dr. Coomaraswamy obtained his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University and obtained his Doctorate at the University of Sussex.


    Joining the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in 1973 he served in the Economic Research, Statistics and Bank Supervision Divisions as a staff officer till 1989. From 1981 to 1989 he was seconded to the Ministry of Finance and Planning. He worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat from 1990–2008, in 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 played first-class cricket in 1971 and 1972 for the Cambridge University team. He also played Rugby for Cambridge University, and later captained Sri Lanka in Rugby in the 1974 Asiad.

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