P Nandalal Weerasinghe
Co-Chair RCG for Asia
Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Mr P Nandalal Weerasinghe is the 17th Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He served as Assistant Governor from August 2009 to September 2012 as well as the Chief Economist/Director of Economic Research from January 2007 to August 2009, at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He was promoted as Deputy Governor on 27 September, 2011 while he was serving as an Alternate Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan, at the International Monetary Fund and assumed office as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank on 01 September 2012.
Mr Weerasinghe also served as Visiting Lecturer for the Master’s Degree Course in Economics at the University of Colombo, Visiting Research Economist at the SEACEN Centre, Malaysia, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian National University. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. He has published several research papers in international and local journals, including the Central Bank’s Staff Studies.
Mr Weerasinghe retired from the Central Bank as the Senior Deputy Governor in January 2021, and worked as an Independent Consultant for economic and financial matters for multilateral agencies and global investment firms prior to assuming duties as the Governor of the Central Bank in April 2022.
Mr Nandalal Weerasinghe holds a PhD and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Australian National University, and a B.Sc. Degree from the University of Kelaniya.