Mr. C.J.P. Siriwardana was a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), retired in October 2018. He was in-charge of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision Cluster of the CBSL and several agency functions such as Public Debt Department and Financial Intelligence Unit during 2017-18 period. He has 33 years of experience in the CBSL especially in the areas of Economic and Price Stability, Financial System Stability and other Agency Functions carried out by the Bank. Prior to the appointment as a Deputy Governor, Mr. Siriwardana held the position of the Assistant Governor in-charge of Economic Research, International Operations, Public Debt, Domestic Operations, Statistics, Bank Supervision, Supervision of Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Payment and Settlements, Legal and Compliance, Information Technology, Macroprudential Surveillance, Human Resources, Policy Review and Monitoring and Risk Management Departments.
Mr. Siriwardana holds a M.Sc. Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick, U.K. and a B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture from the University of Ruhuna. Mr. Siriwardana has served as the Secretary to the Monetary Board of the CBSL. Further, he has served as the Chairman of the Financial System Stability Committee, Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Chairman of the Credit Information Bureau, Director of Colombo Dockyard PLC., Director of Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, Commissioner of Securities and Exchange Commission and Chairman of National Payment Council. He has also served as a Director of Ceylon Electricity Board, Kandurata Development Bank; and an Observer representing CBSL at the Board of Directors of the Board of Investment (BOI). In addition, he has served as a Head of Financial Sector Consolidation Unit of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka during 2013-14 period.
Mr. Siriwardana has participated in various national and international fora representing the Government and CBSL. Mr. Siriwardana has also participated in a number of international training programmes in the areas of Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Risk Management, Debt Management, Investment Management, Financial Stability, Leadership and Rural Development during his long career in the CBSL. Mr. Siriwardana has made special contributions and innovations for the improvement of standards, especially in the fields of Debt Management, Risk Management, Financial Intelligence Operations and Investments. Being a member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), Financial System Stability Committee (FSSC), Inter Regulatory Institutions Committee (IRIC) and Non-Financial Risk Management Committee (NFRMC), Mr. Siriwardana has made a significant contribution towards achieving core objectives of the CBSL.
Mr. Siriwardana has authored many articles in reputed international and local journals in the fields of Public Finance, Debt Management and Bond Market Development. He is also a regular speaker at various forums in different capacities and was a faculty member of the South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre, Malaysia.