Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy has been appointed as Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka by President today July 2, 2016.
Brief of Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy
Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy born April 3, 1950 hails from one of the country’s most respected Tamil families and the son of the iconic diplomat ‘ Roving Raju’, is one of Sri Lanka’s best known and most respected economists.
Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, who was also a dashing sportsman having captained the Sri Lanka and CR & FC rugby teams. In addition, he captained the Harrow School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge cricket XIs. He also played cricket for the Tamil Union C & AC and confesses that of the many hats he has donned, the sportsman’s is what lies closest to his heart. Married to Tara de Fonseka, his two sons Imran and Arjun
Dr Coomaraswamy Educated at the Royal College, Colombo and at Harrow School in England, he gained his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University and obtained his Doctorate at the University of Sussex. Joining the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in 1973 he served in the Economic Research, Statistics and Bank Supervision Divisions as a staff officer till 1989. From 1981 to 1989 he was seconded to the Ministry of Finance and Planning. Thereafter he worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat from 1990–2008, holding the posts of Director, Economic Affairs Division and Deputy-Director, Secretary-General’s Office and was brought back to the Commonwealth Secretariat to head the Social Transformation Programme Division, as Interim Director.
Dr. Coomaraswamy was an independent non-executive director of JKH and Tokyo Cement. He is also associated with several think tanks.