Honorary Fellowship to Dheerasinghe from IBSL

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Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka K.G.D.D. Dheerasinghe was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL) at its convocation held recently.

K.G.D.D. Dheerasinghe (left) receiving the fellowship from Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal, who was the Chief Guest at the convocation of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka

This honour was conferred on Dheerasinghe in recognition of his contribution to the development of the financial industry and financial education in Sri Lanka.

Dheerasinghe who started his career in Bank of Ceylon in 1975 joined the Central Bank in 1976 and served in senior capacities in Economic Research, Statistics, Bank Supervision, Information Technology and Public Debt Departments prior to his appointment as Superintendent, Public Debt in 2001.He was appointed as Assistant Governor in 2004 and Deputy Governor in charge of Economic and Price Stability in May 2009.  He was also Alternate Executive Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka at the International Monetary Fund from August 2007 to January 2010.He was a visiting lecturer at Sri Jayewardenepura, Kelaniya and Moratuwa Universities, the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and Institute of Management of Sri Lanka.  He was also an examiner/moderator at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also has served as a Member of the Council of Sri Jayewardenepura University and Director, Fitch Ratings Lanka Ltd.Currently he is the Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Sovereign Rating Committee at the Central Bank.  He has published widely on economics and banking both in Sri Lanka and abroad.  He has made a pioneering contribution to the establishment of Primary Dealer System in Sri Lanka and introduction of Treasury    Bonds and Sri Lanka Development Bonds.

He is a graduate of University of Colombo where he has obtained BCom and BPhil (Economics) securing first class honours and a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Leeds, UK.