SL’s Central Bank headless for more than a week!

21 January 2015 - 342   - 1

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) has been ‘headless’ for than 10 days but the wait might be over this week, officials said.

On Tuesday, the gazette notification listing departments and institutions coming under the new ministries was issued. Under that, the CB comes under the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s portfolio which included policy and economic planning.

Policy Development and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva said with the subjects being finalized, the CB appointment will be speeded up with Arjuna Mahendran being appointed as the new Governor.

Among other key institutions coming under this ministry are – Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), National Insurance Trust Board, EPF and ETF departments via the CB, National Planning and External Resources Departments (which earlier came under the Finance Ministry) and Public Utilities Commission. – ENDS -


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  • Ranjith Wednesday, 21 January 2015 07:52 PM

    The Central Bank had been "headless" for several years, not only ten days.

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