The Monetary Board of the Central Bank, with the concurrence of Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, has promoted Assistant Governor C.J.P. Siriwardana to the post of Deputy Governor with effect from August 19, 2017.
Siriwardana has over 31 years of experience in the Central Bank especially in the areas of economic and price stability, financial system stability and other agency functions carried out by the Central Bank.
Prior to the appointment as a Deputy Governor, Siriwardana held the position of Assistant Governor in-charge of public debt, information technology, legal and compliance, macroprudential surveillance, human resources, policy review and monitoring, payments and settlement and risk management departments.
Siriwardana holds an MSc degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick, UK and a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture from the University of Ruhuna.
Siriwardana has served as Secretary to the Monetary Board of the Central Bank. He currently serves as a Director of LankaClear (Pvt.) Ltd and Colombo Dockyard PLC. He has also served as a Director of the Ceylon Electricity Board, Provident Property Lanka Ltd and Kandurata Development Bank and an Observer of the Board of Directors of the Board of Investments (BOI).