Business News: The Monetary Board, with the concurrence of the Hon. Minister of Finance, Economy and Policy Development has appointed Assistant Governor, Mr. K M Mahinda Siriwardana as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) with effect from 12th February 2020.
Mr. Siriwardana has a service of more than 28 years in the Central Bank. Prior to his recent appointment as a Deputy Governor, Mr. Siriwardana held the position of Assistant Governor in charge of Economic Research Department and Statistics Department. Mr. Siriwardana has also served as the Director of the Economic Research Department of the CBSL.
From July 2017 to October 2019, Mr. Siriwardana was on release to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the Alternate Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan. He was also on release to the Ministry of Finance from October 2010 to April 2015 to serve as the Director General of the Fiscal Policy Department and also as an Additional Director General of the National Planning Department.
Mr. Siriwardana has served as a member of the Board of Directors/Treasury Representative in several institutions, including Bank of Ceylon, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, National Savings Bank, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Board of Investments of Sri Lanka, Export Development Board, Sri Lanka Export Credit Insurance Corporation and Sri Lanka Vocational Training Authority.
He holds a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Development from the Vanderbilt University, USA and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Special) Degree in Economics from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He has published several articles in South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research Studies and CBSL Staff Studies Publication.