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CBSL appoints two new Deputy Governors

June 24, Colombo (LNW): The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has appointed two new Deputy Governors, effective this week.

Assistant Governor and Secretary to the Governing Board A. A. M. Thassim and Assistant Governor J. P. R. Karunaratne have been elevated to Deputy Governor roles, with their appointments effective from June 20 and June 24, respectively.

The CBSL announced that these appointments were made by the Minister of Finance, following the recommendations of the CBSL Governing Board, in accordance with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Act, No. 16 of 2023.

Mr. A.A.M. Thassim brings over 31 years of experience at the CBSL, having worked in various departments including Banking Supervision and Regulation, International Operations, Communication, Payments and Settlements, the Employees Provident Fund, Finance, Risk Management, Deposit Insurance, Security Services, and Information Technology.

He has also been part of several high-level internal committees focused on monetary policy, financial system stability, and international reserves.

Mr. J. P. R. Karunaratne has served the CBSL for over 33 years, with extensive experience in the supervision and regulation of banks and non-bank financial institutions, currency management, public debt, Secretariat, finance, policy review, and monitoring.

He has held positions as Director of Supervision of Non-Bank Financial Institutions (DSNBFI) and Superintendent of Currency (SC), contributing significantly to the strengthening and consolidation of the non-bank financial sector’s legal and regulatory framework.

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