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Mr. Ajith Abeysekera who has been appointed as the Director General of the Department of External Resources by the Cabinet of Ministers, assumed duties in the new post Wednesday January 08, 2020 at the Department of External Resources located in the Secretariat building, Colombo 01.

He was serving as the Additional Director General of the same department since 2013, and counts on 26 years of experience in the public service in the regional, sub-national and national level. He is a Special Grade officer of the Sri Lanka Planning Service (SLPS).

After joining the service in 1994, he served in the region as well as in the Treasury Departments, including Divisional Secretariat Badulla, Department of National Planning, Department of National Budget, Department of Public Enterprise, and Department of Fiscal Policy in the Ministry of Finance.

Mr. Abeysekera holds a Master’s Degree in International Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo Japan. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Sub National Level Development Planning, and Higher Diploma in Advanced English for Administration and Academic Purposes from the University of Colombo. Mr. Abeysekera was also attached to the United Nations University, Tokyo Japan for six months as an Intern during October 2002 - March 2003. He is a graduate from the University of Kelaniya with B.Sc (Hons) in Physics, Mathematics and Industrial Management in 1991.

He had also represented the Treasury as a Board Member in several Boards in key government institutions such as Ceylon Shipping Corporation, Lanka Electricity Company Limited (LECO), Central Transport Board, National institute of Education, Tea Research Institute, Institution for Construction and Development (ICTAD), Kotalawala Defence University (KDU), and Urban Settlement Development Authority (USDA).


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