Saturday, December 9, 2023

SEC Makes Four New Senior Appointments

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) is pleased to announce four new senior appointments with diverse backgrounds to leadership positions to fulfill its regulatory and developmental mandates.

Ms. Manuri Weerasinghe has been appointed as Director, Corporate Affairs. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Accounting, Financial Management, Financial Reporting and Auditing with over 8 years’ of experience at the SEC. She is a Fellow Member of CA Sri Lanka, member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia. Her academic credentials include a Master of Business Administration and a BSc (Hons) in Accountancy & Financial Management (Special). Prior to joining the SEC, she had served in several financial management positions in Bermuda and Sweden.

Mr. Madura P. R. Wanigasekara has been appointed as the Chief Digital Officer. He has a career spanning over 20 years in delivering and managing IT solutions, has held several senior management positions in both the public and private sectors. He has vast experience in formalizing and implementing organization-wide IT strategies and has a proven record of accomplishment in delivering many digital transformation programs. His academic qualifications include a Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Colombo and a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Curtin University of Technology. He is also a member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Ms. Sharmila Panditaratne has been appointed as the Assistant Director, Legal and Enforcement. She is an Attorney-at-Law with over 21 years of experience as a securities market regulator.  Previously she held the post of Senior Manager Legal and Enforcement at the SEC. She holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Houston, Texas and has worked at two law firms in the USA prior to joining the SEC.

In addition, the SEC has appointed Mr. Riyaz Bary, Deputy Solicitor General at the Attorney General’s Department as a Director on secondment basis.

These appointments are expected to increase the effectiveness of the SEC secretariat in the respective operating areas.

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