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Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the board of Dialog Axiata PLC, with effect from February 1, 2021.

Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy


Dr. Coomaraswamy has over 40 years of experience in policymaking and providing economic advisory services, on both macroeconomic and structural issues at national and intergovernmental levels. 


Dr. Coomaraswamy served as the 14th Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, from July 2016 to December 2019.


He started his career in the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in 1974 and worked in the Economic Research, Statistics and Bank Supervision Departments of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka until 1989. 


From 1990 to 2008, he held several senior positions at the Commonwealth Secretariat, including Director, Economic Affairs Division.

Dr. Coomaraswamy currently serves on the board of Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC as an Independent, Non-Executive Director and is also currently Chairman of Lynear Wealth Management.


Dr. Coomaraswamy received awards as Sri Lankan of the Year 2016 (LMD) and Central Bank Governor of the Year for South Asia for the year 2017 (Euromoney Institutional Investor Group PLC). 


He also received the Sri Lankan national honour of ‘Deshamanya’ in August 2019.


Dr. Coomaraswamy holds a B.A. (Hons) degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and a DPhil degree from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. 


In addition, he has represented and led the Sri Lanka National Rugby team and has also played First Class Cricket in Sri Lanka.

 

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