Oct 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has appointed Bhashwara Senanka Gunarathna as the new Chairman to fill the vacancy left behind by the resignation of former Chairman Dr. Nalaka Godahewa.
Gunarathna is currently the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Chairman since his appointment to the post in June this year following the resignation of Dr. Godahewa in that post.
Dr. Godahewa, the current Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, resigned from his post as the Chairman of the SLTDA a month after he was appointed to lead the troubled SEC.
The new Chairman to SLTDA is also covering duties as the Director of the National Zoological Gardens. He was previously the Director General of Ministry of Economic Development.
Gunarathna, who is an architect by profession holds a B.Sc.(Built Environment ) and M.Sc.(Architecture) degrees from the University of Moratuwa. He is an Associate Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and also a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.