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* New appointees to Monetary Board of Central Bank assume duties
Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 08:50 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 15, Colombo: Three new members- Sanjeeva Jayawardena PC, Dr (Mrs) Ranee Jayamaha and Mr Samantha Kumarasinghe -appointed as serving members of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) have assumed duties, the Central Bank announced today.

The new appointments have been made by the President, under section 8(2)(c) of the Monetary Law Act with the approval of the Constitutional Council.

Sanjeeva Jayawardena, President’s Counsel was appointed as a Member of the Monetary Board of the CBSL with effect from 26.02.2020 and Dr Ranee Jayamaha and Samantha Kumarasinghe were appointed as Members of the Monetary Board with effect from 29.06.2020.

Mr Sanjeeva Jayawardena is the first President’s Counsel to serve on the Monetary Board of the CBSL. He presently serves as the Chairman of the Monetary Board Risk Oversight Committee and has also been appointed as the Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the CBSL.

He is an Honors graduate in Law, LLB (Hons), of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and has also secured an M.Phil. in law from the same institution and has presently completed his Doctoral thesis, for due submission, in the Ph.D. Degree program of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo.

Dr. Jayamaha has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Monetary Board Advisory Audit Committee of the CBSL. She also currently serves as a Director at Overseas Realty (Ceylon) Ltd. and the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies and as a Member of the Governing Council of the Marga Institute.

Dr. Jayamaha has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Monetary Board Advisory Audit Committee of the CBSL. She also currently serves as a Director at Overseas Realty (Ceylon) Ltd. and the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies and as a Member of the Governing Council of the Marga Institute.

Samantha Kumarasinghe currently serves as Chairman and Managing Director of several companies in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Vietnam that operate in industrial sectors across cosmetics, textile chemicals, household cleaning products, organic food and biological fertilizers.

Mr. Kumarasinghe studied at Royal College, Colombo. He is a chemistry graduate of the University of Peradeniya and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, USA.

 

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