Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy appointed as CB Governor

2 July 2016 10:00 am - 58     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena has  appointed Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy as the Governor of Central Bank, President's Media Division announced.

The decision has been taken following a discussion with the President and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Dr. Coomaraswamy is to assume duties next Monday.


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  • Sharon Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:43 AM

    So the PM wins over President. via DM iOS App

    Reality Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:57 PM

    A very honest gentleman whos former boss in jail in the uS for a very long time.Seriously is Sri Lanka short of honest men?

    indeewara Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:01 PM

    signing of ETCA would be icing on the cake now

    FinallySomethingRight Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:50 AM

    Thank you. Well done. Couldn't have been better if you thought for a thousand years. Good luck Dr Coomaraswamy sir, the highest respect and greatest regard for your wisdom, your personality and your honesty.

    Bala Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:11 PM

    Indrajit was at Central Bank from 1974-1989 and Commonwelth Secretariat from 1990-2010 an then director of JKH and other companies in Si LLanka. So he did not work at Galleon.

    Kosala Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:18 PM

    decisions has to be taken fast. government lacks that via DM Android App

    Daham Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:08 AM

    Wonderful news. He was a great sportsman and is a scholar. He has no skeletons in his closet. Appointment of this honest gentleman as the Governor of Central Bank is the result of the struggle made by the people of Sri Lanka over past couple of months.

    S.Sriranjan Sunday, 03 July 2016 12:32 AM

    Most Eminent Gentleman for the Post of Governer of Central Bank!

    Citizen Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:08 AM

    At last a good decision. Now take action against the cases of insider trading and manipulation.

    ANTON Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:09 AM


    Ranvijith Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:11 AM

    Stooge of Nivard Cabral and Malik Samarawickrama. Must have been put to cover up. Nandalal was the deserving case. Sad for the careers of the Central Bankers.

    PJ Sunday, 03 July 2016 02:27 AM

    Good choice as long as Prof Coomaraswamy hold the remote.

    Manel Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:14 AM

    We have only heard of him and if he is not a rogue like bond Mahendran that is all we need.

    Monetary Policy Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:18 AM

    While Congratulating on your appoint, I want to stress on the importance of MONETARY POLICY to reduce the Rate of Inflation. This should be one of the major targets of the government policy to control over rising prices.

    Cobra Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:19 AM

    Will the JO and all those who screamed against Arjun Mahendren now complain about this appointment too?

    Chux Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:22 AM

    Pls don't say government servant can work in the hotel industry as what you said in the past as hospitality industry is a very professional industry

    Mahen Tuesday, 05 July 2016 07:52 PM

    This is the best appointment we have made in a long time. He is not only suitable for the post but also knowledgeable in both local and international economic affairs. He also brings in tons of integrity with him. With his track record in Commonwealth, all the agencies such as World Bank and IMF will respect him. I believe he captained the cricket teams of both Eaton and Cambridge, and then CR so he is a good sportsman as well. I am a professional who has a lot of dealings with Central Bank and will be proud to have him as the head of the Central Bank.

    Damitha Aus Sunday, 03 July 2016 07:58 AM

    people like this should be in the parliament from the national list.

    Aba Jayasekera Sunday, 03 July 2016 08:17 AM

    The Governor is not an employee of the Central Bank

    Sincere Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:47 AM

    Another Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamer for Sri Lanka!

    Stop RACISM Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:52 AM

    PLEASE stop racist remarks.

    Drongo Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:59 AM

    I wonder if Prabakaraen won the war and became the president of SL, would he ever appoint a sinhalaya as the Governor.

    annoyed Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:57 AM

    Shout yr name...u will find the answer.

    das Saturday, 02 July 2016 11:57 AM

    Do u even know who Dr Coomaraswamy is?

    Coconut Republic Saturday, 02 July 2016 12:02 PM

    Be informed that our president, is now hi tech. He had a discussion on Skype.

    Harry Monday, 04 July 2016 09:19 AM

    Is this post exclusively reserved for Royalists? Are they always Loyalists??? eg: Arjun Mahendran, Emil Saundranayagam...

    Daham Saturday, 02 July 2016 12:14 PM

    Did not know about the Galleon group affair and would like to remove the terms "NO SKELETONS" and "HONEST GENTLEMAN" from my comment.

    shehan Saturday, 02 July 2016 12:31 PM

    Excellent appointment! Hope the government follow suits with other institutions!

    kk Sunday, 03 July 2016 01:45 PM

    to cover up the lost via DM Android App

    Sithum Sunday, 03 July 2016 03:00 PM

    Appointment of an angel to cover the work of a devil. Every kind of thief has a different face. These people are the faces of Ranil and Maithree, just like MR also had his goons, everyone's the same. Same game different team.

    Aba Jayasekera Sunday, 03 July 2016 03:24 PM

    Indrajith was only an advisor of Galleon and there were never any charges against him. To advise on financial performance and the state of the economy is very respectable work and the fraudsters are those like Raj who bought and sold stocks using insider information.To accuse Indrajith on his work only shows your ignorance of this matter

    lekam Sunday, 03 July 2016 03:28 PM

    Then what about Mahendran ? Whose freind ?

    Manoharan Saturday, 02 July 2016 02:38 PM

    Communal minded Sinhales ..........!

    Avantha Sunday, 03 July 2016 04:51 PM

    A change of Face, everything else remain same

    7Stars Sunday, 03 July 2016 11:00 PM

    I think I know him .. He was special advisor to the controversial Galleon Group hedge fund

    Sena Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:18 AM

    Very good appointment.

    Dutugamunu1 Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:19 AM

    This is one of the best decisions taken by yahapalanaya.He was in the CB earlier and very reputed person .

    Muhandiram Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:21 AM

    So, the President didn't wait for FM Ravi Karunanayake to appoint the Governor. Is it a slap for poor Ravi?

    Manuel Benjamin Saturday, 02 July 2016 09:45 PM

    Special thanks to our Hon. President

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 02 July 2016 09:47 PM

    Halloo, we know you are washing clothes to MR. Correct?

    Mahinda Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:30 AM

    Very Good..................Now the Sinhalese Politicians can say He is also Demala

    J Palitha Saturday, 02 July 2016 09:50 PM

    Hay man bear it in mind, the whole SriLankans are RW's friends that is why he won and MR lost.

    Hitapang machan Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:29 AM

    is he another Mahndran via DM iOS App

    Vijith Pieterz Saturday, 02 July 2016 09:52 PM

    Ranil will have friendship with educated cultured people, un-like Mahinda keep friendship with rowdies, thieves and murderers.

    Unchikun Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:31 AM

    Well done Mr. President. Congratulations for the both of you. There is a limit to patients.

    Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 02 July 2016 09:53 PM

    Yes, he is a Legend and a honest gentleman.

    Wise Donkey Monday, 04 July 2016 02:27 AM

    Welcome Doctor on your new appointment. Please clean up the place and make public of any wrongdoing of your predecessor. The general public is looking forward to this.

    Manora Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:31 AM

    Excellent choice he is a very straight man hope he will last. via DM iOS App

    Kadupol Jothywansa Saturday, 02 July 2016 09:55 PM

    Hay, our President will take only the right decision after going through the history. You baba, don't worry too much.

    shanthapriya Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:34 AM

    Not considering the present senior officers of the CB.we smell a rat

    Factchecker Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:36 AM

    Suddenly Arjun mahendran seems better. Dr. Coomaraswamys last appointment was at Galleon group for something like 10 years. It was diisolved after it was found to be the center of hedge fund scam in USA, of which the CEO was Raj Rajarathnam. Who btw is spending the rest of his life in an american prison. The same Raj Rajarathnam who financed LTTE to buy stinger missiles. Shame onnyou Mr. President.

    Ranjit Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:01 PM

    Dr. you were a gentleman on and off the rugby field and sorightly captained Sri Lanka. The whole country should be thankful for appointing you as the Governor of the Central Bank.There could be no better person than you.

    local Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:35 AM

    relations via DM iOS App

    NARAYANA Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:36 AM

    Well done sir, thanks so much, you made it under pressure from bunch like roughs of wali amuna

    Thanos Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:37 AM

    Does he have any political affiliations? If not, then seems to be a good choice. He is an experienced economist. Hope things will be cleaned-up by him.

    Manora Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:41 AM

    He is a very straight man....hope he will last long.... via DM iOS App

    Meth Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:21 PM

    Does Commonwealth Secretariat ring a bell in your head. He worked 20 years at this place to the best of knowledge

    Sharon Saturday, 02 July 2016 10:42 AM

    Another close friend of RW. Inguru deela miris gaththa via DM iOS App

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