Nandalal Weerasinghe has been appointed President of the CBSL for another 6 years

Colombo (News First); Dr. Nandaral Weerashinge was appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday (30) as central bank governor for the next six years.

Dr. P. Nandalal Weerasinge became the 17th President of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) on April 8, 2022.

Dr. Weerasinge is a career central banker with extensive experience in financial and foreign exchange policy.

Dr. Weerasinge was promoted to Vice-President on September 27, 2011, served as Vice-President of the International Monetary Fund, and became Vice-President of CBSL on September 1, 2012.

Dr. Weerasinghe holds a PhD and Masters in Economics from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Science degree. Bachelor’s degree from Kerania University in Sri Lanka.

Deputy Governor Weerasinge chairs the CBSL’s Monetary Policy and Foreign Reserves Committee and oversees economic research, statistics, international operations, domestic operations, macroprudential monitoring, currency control and currencies. rice field. And communication.

From January 2010 to August 2012, before being released to the International Monetary Fund as Vice President of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan, Dr. Weerasinge was Vice Governor from August 2009 to September 2012, and Served as Chief Economist. He was the Director of Economic Research from January 2007 to August 2009.

Dr. Weerasinge was also a visiting lecturer in the Master of Economics at the University of Colombo, a visiting research economist at the SEACEN Center in Malaysia, and a visiting researcher at the Australian National University. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford Graduate School of Public Policy, Australian National University.

He represents several Cabinet subcommittees on economic issues, a committee appointed to consider electricity purchase agreements, the Ministry of Financial Planning’s Financial Sector Oversight Committee, and operations on market programs for private sector development. Committee, and Petroleum Refining Project Coordinating Committee. He also served on the Board of Management and Investment Committee of the Sustainable Energy Agency. He was responsible for negotiating financial services in bilateral trade and services agreements with China and Singapore. He has published several research papers in international and national journals, including CBSL staff studies.

Dr. Weerasinghe retired from the Central Bank as Senior Vice President in January 2021 and worked as an independent consultant on economic and financial issues for multilateral institutions and global investment companies. Nandalal Weerasinghe has been appointed President of the CBSL for another 6 years

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