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* Retired Air Force Commander appointed to lead Bank of Ceylon
Tue, Mar 18, 2014, 10:26 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's retired Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshal Harsha Abeywickrema, has been appointed as the new Chairman of Bank of Ceylon.

Air Marshal Abeywickrema, who was the 13th Commander of the Air Force, retired from his command on 27th of February. He assumed duties in his new post on Monday (17).

Air Marshal Abeywickrema has a M.A. in International Studies from the King's College University of London and an MSc in Management from the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

Bank of Ceylon is a state-owned, major commercial bank in Sri Lanka with international presence in the Maldives, India, UK and Seychelles. In 2012, the bank reached Rs. 1 trillion asset base.

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