ECONOMYNEXT – Pasan Wanigasekera, an accounting and finance professional who is also a lawyer had been appointed Director General of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka.
Wanigasekera had been a consultant advising private equity funds and working in the mergers and acquisition space before taking up the BoI post.
He had previously worked at what is now a Moody’s group unit.
Wanigasekera takes over the post from Sanajaya Mohottala who was made Chairman of the Board of Investment.
Wanigasekera had pledged to make the BOI a more pro-active and customer centric and speed up the process started by his Mohottala to make the agency a one-stop-shop for global investors, a statement said.
He intended to make research based targeted marketing campaigns. (Colombo/Jan07/2021)