R.M.R.W. Manchanayake assumed duties as the new Chairperson of HDFC Bank recently at the bank’s Head Office, Colombo 02. HDFC CEO and General Manager Palitha Gamage, Chief Operations Officer M.K. Nambiyarooran and members of the corporate management were also present.
Wasanthi Manchanayake was appointed a Director and Chairperson of HDFC Bank with effect from 2 January. Manchanayake is an Attorney-At-Law and was attached to the Department of Inland Revenue since 1984 as an Assessor and promoted to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue in 2014. Later, she worked as a Senior Tax Policy Consultant at the Ministry of Finance from 2015 to 2019.
During her service period in the Inland Revenue Department, she actively and successfully devoted her service to the implementation of the RAMIS project (automation project) as its project director. She also attended several workshops and training programs overseas on e-governance practice and innovation at the Singapore E-Government Leadership Centre, tax fraud auditing and collection techniques in California USA, negotiation of tax treaties in Malaysia, training programs in tax administration in Nagpur and Delhi, OECD transfer pricing in Paris and practical training on best practices in public service in Thailand. Wasanthi Manchanayake is a past pupil of Gampaha Bandaranaike Vidyalaya and obtained her degree in Economics, specialising in Industrial Management. Further, she obtained a Diploma in Foreign Languages and a Diploma in English from the Sri Lanka Technical College. While qualifying at the Sri Lanka Law College, she obtained a Diploma in Advanced Professional English from the University of Colombo. Later on, the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration awarded her a Diploma in Information Technology, and a Master’s in Public Management in 2009.