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November 9, 2018 at 8:07 am

Alumni News | Karunaratne Named Deputy Governor of Sri Lanka Central Bank

H. A. Karunaratne, portrait

H. A. Karunaratne

Ohio University alum H. A. Karunaratne was appointed a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, reports the Daily FT.

He earned an M.A. in Economics from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 1993.

H. A. Karunaratne has over 32 years of experience in the Central Bank, especially in the areas of Economic and Price Stability, Financial System Stability and other agency functions carried out by the Central Bank. Prior to the appointment as a Deputy Governor, Karunaratne held the position of the Assistant Governor in-charge of Employees’ Provident Fund, Risk Management, and Secretariat Departments; and supervised the administrative matters of the Financial Intelligence Unit.

Karunaratne currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL) and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the IBSL. He has made a significant contribution towards achieving core objectives of the CBSL through his vast knowledge and experience locally as well as overseas especially in the areas of reserve management, debt management, securities markets, risk management, and financial intelligence. He has also published several research articles on the topics of reserve management, government debt securities market, derivative markets and primary dealer systems.

Read more at the Daily FT.

See the Monetary Board news release.

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