Former: Adviser to the President on Economic Affairs; Secretary, Ministry of Plan Implementation. 2005, worked on the development of the "Mahinda Chintana" which currently serves as the Policy Framework and Development Plan of the Government. Since 2006, Chairman of the Monetary Board and Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka; has steered the transformation of the Sri Lankan economy to be a safe and stable investment destination and a middle income emerging market nation; also provided leadership to several heavily oversubscribed international bond issues. Alternate Governor, International Monetary Fund. Former: Chairman, SEACEN Board of Governors and SAARC Governors Forum; President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and South Asian Federation of Accountants. Author of: Towards a Sri Lankan Renaissance; Lak Mawata Muthu Potak (A string of Pearls for Mother Lanka).