The Monetary Board, with the concurrence of the President and Minister of Finance, has appointed Mr P Samarasiri as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, with effect from 1st June, 2014.
Mr. P Samarasiri has functioned as an Assistant Governor in the Central Bank over the previous six and half years and while holding such post, he has also functioned as the Secretary to the Monetary Board of the Central Bank for the past four and half years. He also serves as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board and as the Vice Chairman of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka Further, he held the positions of the Compliance Officer and Secretary to the Monetary Board Advisory Audit Committee of the Central Bank. Prior to being promoted as an Assistant Governor in December 2007, he was the Director of the Bank Supervision Department.
Samarasiri joined the Central Bank as a Staff Officer in January 1983 after graduating from the University of Colombo with a BA Degree (Hons) in Economics. In 1991, he obtained an MA in Economics from the University of Kansas, USA, under the scholarship scheme offered by the Central Bank.