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W. D. Lakshman

Prof. W. D. Lakshman

Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka


Deshamanya Professor W. D. Lakshman is the current and the 15th Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He is also Professor Emeritus, University of Colombo. Professor Lakshman received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Ceylon in Peradeniya and DPhil from University of Oxford. Prof. Lakshman held the positions of Head, Department of Economics, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies (1992-94) and Vice Chancellor (1994-99) at University of Colombo. He was honoured by University of Colombo with an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.). At different times in his academic career, he had served as visiting professor in several academic institutions in the Netherlands, Japan, Yugoslavia and India. Prof. Lakshman has also served as a Member, Presidential Commission on Finance and Banking (1990), the Senior Economic Advisor to Ministry of Finance and Planning (2008-09), Member, National Economic Council (2008-10), Chairman, Presidential Commission on Taxation (2009-10), Chairman, Institute of Policy Studies (2010-15), Vice Chancellor, Sanasa University Institute, Kegalle (2014-19) and Chairman, Committee of Experts appointed by the President to examine the Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (2018).

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Speeches by Prof. W. D. Lakshman

Jun 07, 2021

9:45 PM - 11:00 PM

Charting Sri Lanka’s Economic Trajectory

Jun 07, 2021

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Charting Sri Lanka’s Economic Trajectory