Sep 10, 2021

CBSL governor to resign on Sep. 14

Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) - Professor W. D. Lakshman has announced that he will step down next week.

The 15th Governor of the CBSL, Prof. Lakshman had made the announcement during an online program on Friday (10).

He said he had not taken any decision against his conscience.

The CBSL governor had noted that although it was his intention to resign on his 80th birthday, he was retiring on September 14, six weeks ahead of his intended date.

He had also said that although he got an offer to join IMF, he will not accept that lucrative offer.

Prof. Lakshman, a prolific researcher,  has authored numerous research papers on a wide range of topics including Political economy, Economic Development of South Asia, Japanese Investments in South Asia and Socio Economic Impact of Structural Adjustment Policies in Sri Lanka.

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