CB Deputy Governor Siriwardena to head Inland Revenue Dept.

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Central Bank Deputy Governor C.J.P Siriwardena has been appointed the Inland Revenue Department Commissioner General, the Finance Ministry said in a statement yesterday.

The appointment was made on the recommendation of Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, the statement added.    

Siriwardena has been Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka since 19 August 2017. Siriwardana served as Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka from 15 June 2010 to 19 August 2017 and as Secretary to the Monetary Board since 14 July 2014. He has served as an Assistant Governor in charge of both the Price Stability Cluster and Financial System Stability Cluster of the Central Bank and is an Assistant Governor in charge of the Risk Management, Legal and Compliance Policy Review and Monitoring, IT and EPF departments. 

He served as the Head of the Financial Sector Consolidation Unit and the Secretary to the Monetary Board of the Central Bank. Siriwardana was the Superintendent of the Public Debt Department and has served the Central Bank for a period of 31 years. He has experience in the areas of Economic Research, Supervision of Banks and Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Public Debt and Risk Management. 

He has represented the Central Bank and served as a Director of various external institutions such as the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Board of Investment (BOl), Kandurata Development Bank and Institute of Policy Studies (lPFS) and represented the Central Bank at Provident Property Lanka Ltd. 

He has served as the Chairman on several internal committees, including the Market Operations Committee, Foreign Reserve Management Committee and Domestic Debt Management Committee, while also serving as a member on the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial System Stability Committee, Steering Committee on Sovereign Bond Issues, Sovereign Rating Management Committee and Doing Business Committee.