Sri Lanka's Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Dhara Wijayatilake as CEO
Feb 29, 2016 14:52 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)
ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said it has appointed Dhara Wijayatilake, as Chief Executive who headed the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, an affiliated body.
She was appointed after Mangala P. B. Yapa, who was CEO since November 2014, resigned to become the head of the government's proposed Agency For Development under the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade.
An Attorney-At-Law Wijayatilake was the first woman to be appointed as Secretary to a Cabinet Ministry in the Country with her appointment as the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice in 1994.
In the public service (1974-2015), she had also functioned as the Secretary to the Ministry of External Trade, Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Ministry of Plan Implementation and the Ministry of Technology and Research.
Wijayatilake has authored many of Sri Lanka’s Reports to the UN Commission for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and has led the Government delegation to the UN CEDAW sessions to defend Sri Lanka’s Report.
She has also functioned as the Editor-in-Chief of “Justice,” a monthly publication of the Ministry of Justice (1985-1989) and was an Editor of the Sri Lanka Law Reports.
In the private sector she serves as a Director of Sampath Bank PLC, and a Director of the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA). She is also a member of the Public Service Commission and a member of the Law Commission of Sri Lanka.