Indrajit Coomaraswamy born on April 03, 1953 had his early education at Royal College, Colombo and he completed his scholastic career at Harrow School. Subsequently, he obtained Bachelor of Art and Master’s Degrees from Cambridge University and his D Phil. Degree from the University of Sussex.
Coomaraswamy joined the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in 1973 as a Staff Officer and served as such for 16 years in its Economic Research, Statistics and Bank Supervision Divisions until 1989 and he was seconded to the Ministry of Finance and Planning between 1981 and 1989 to advise on Macroeconomic issues and Structural Reforms.
He worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat from 1990 to 2008 holding various posts including Chief Officer, Economics in the International Finance and Capital Markets Section; Director of Economic Affairs Division; and Deputy Director of the Secretary- General’s Office.
Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, widely experienced nationally and internationally in both Public and Private Sectors was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on July 4, 2016.