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Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy has been the Governor of
Central Bank of Sri Lanka since July 2, 2016. Dr.
Coomaraswamy has 30 years of experience in policy
making and providing economic advisory services, on
both macroeconomic and structural issues at National
and Intergovernmental levels. He served as Director
of Economic Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
He was an official in the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
from 1974 to 1989. He worked in the Economic
Research, Statistics and Bank Supervision divisions.
During this time he was also seconded to the
Ministry of Finance and Planning from 1981 to 1989.
He was reemployed by the Commonwealth Secretariat from 1990-2008. During that time he held the positions, inter alia, of Director, Economic Affairs Division and Deputy-Director, Secretary-Generalís Office. He was subsequently Interim Director, Social Transformation Programme Division, Commonwealth Secretariat (Jan-July 2010). He was involved in advising the Prime Minister and the Minister of Economic Reform, Science and Technology, Sri Lanka on negotiating with Bretton Woods Institutions and other major donors, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Finance & Planning on matters relating to macroeconomics and structural reforms.