Vajira Wijegunawardane is the Director General of the
Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
(SEC). Prior to assuming responsibilities as Director General in 2015, Vajira led SECís Capital Market
Development directorate for eight years actioning a development and reform agenda focused on
sustainable growth and broad visibility for the Sri Lankan capital market.
Under his leadership, the SEC Secretariat drives regulatory and capital market development initiatives
which more closely align the capital market with national economic aspirations. These include regulatory
readiness initiatives as well as international benchmarking efforts such as the conduct of the 2016 IOSCO
Country Review of Sri Lanka.
Vajiraís previous industry exposure in investment analysis and asset management complements SEC
development initiatives, and enhances the effectiveness of stakeholder engagements undertaken by the
Vajira holds a Bachelorís Degree in Business Management and Administration from the University of
Reading, UK, and a Master of Financial Economics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He also
holds the International Capital Markets qualification from the Chartered Institute of Securities and