W D Lakshman appointed new Governor of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank
Professor W D Lakshman has been appointed as the new Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
An official at the Central Bank told LBO that he assumed duties as the Governor of Central Bank today morning.
Deshamanya Weligamage Don Lakshman commonly known as W D Lakshman is a Sri Lankan economist, academic and author.
He completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford. In 1982, he was appointed Professor of Economics at the Colombo University.
After his retirement, Professor Lakshman was appointed an advisor to the Ministry of Finance in 2008 and as the chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) in 2010.
In 2009, he was appointed the chairman of the Presidential Commission on Taxation in Sri Lanka.