New Governor of CBSL receives appointment letter from President

01-1Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy received his appointment letter as the new Governor of the Central Bank from President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning at the President’s residence.

The President decided to appoint Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy as the new Governor of the Central Bank last Saturday after a discussion with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Dr. Coomaraswamy was the former Director, Economic Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Educated at the Royal College, Colombo and at Harrow School in England, he gained 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.

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. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. I heard the new Central Bank Governor’s speech, but can he accomplish his ideas by changing the ideology of the politicians and the people? The answer is remain to be seen. In his speech he mentioned that team captain will do well as long as the team perform well. It applies to political leaders as well. The leaders come from the community, they don’t fall from the sky. When the community is corrupted and foolish, so do the politicians.

    He said that he is going to focus on macro economics. However, Sri Lankans don’t know what is macro economics. They want free education, free health care and want government job to do little at work with job security and pension. In Singapore you don’t get it free. Singaporean leaders teach their people to catch fish. But Sri Lankan leaders give fish to people to eat to get votes, by doing so the leaders are making people lazy and country is becoming poor.

    Ask any young Sri Lankan who is currently studying A/L or university degree whether he/she knows about his/her rights at a private company as an employee. Last Sunday at the Jaffna Library I asked more than 20 students about their employment rights, but they all are clueless. The funniest thing is this fools want a separate country to govern.

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