Mano Tittawella appointed senior advisor to Sri Lanka finance ministry
ECONOMYNEXT – Mano Tittawella, a veteran financial professional who has private and public sector experience has been appointed senior advisor to Sri Lanka’s finance ministry.
"In this capacity he is expected to assist the minister in realizing the government’s economic and development agenda and drive its reform agenda," a finance ministry statement said.
He is also the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM), which is entrusted with coordinating transitional justice mechanisms and national reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
Tittawella is non-executive chairman, EAP Group and brand ambassador to the President’s ‘Prevention of Kidney Disease’ task force.
He had been Director General of Public Enterprises Reform Commission (PERC) and Chairman of Peoples’ Bank and helped drive the privatization of Sri Lanka Telecom which eliminated 10 year plus waiting lists
People’s Bank, which was heavily loss making at the time, was also turned around by strengthening internal processes including credit evaluation and reducing politically connected lending, without using public money to bail it out, according to some analysts.
He had over two decades of experince in the private sector in investment banking and corporate re-structuring before joining the public sector.