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P.B. Jayasundara

Dr. P.B. Jayasundara

Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka


Dr. P.B Jayasundara is a Sri Lankan economist and is currently the Secretary to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He commands over 40 years of wide and varied experience as a Central Banker and a senior public servant. He served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Planning and Secretary to the Treasury during 1999-2014. He has led several investment promotion missions to Singapore, Japan, China and India. In the initial stage of his career, Dr. Jayasundara served briefly at the Industrial Development Board and at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (1976-1997) in different positions including being a Senior Economist, Division Head and Additional Director of Economic Research Department. Dr. Jayasundara has served as an ex-officio member of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Finance Commission of Sri Lanka, while being the Secretary to the Treasury. Dr Jayasundara has also served as Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development which was responsible for the promotion of foreign investment, tourism, SMEs and rural economy in Sri Lanka during 2010 – 14, in addition to his substantive responsibilities as Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning.

Dr. Jayasundara holds a Master’s Degree and a PhD. in Economics from the Boston University, USA – 1984; a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from Williams College, USA -1980 and B.A.(Hon.) – Economics (1973) & B. Phil. – Economics (1974) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Speeches by Dr. P.B. Jayasundara

Jun 07, 2021

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

National Policy Framework

Jun 07, 2021

8:15 PM - 9:45 PM

National Policy Framework