DEPUTY SECRETARIES TO THE TREASURYIn Alphabetical Order
Mr. S.R. Attygalle
Mr. S.R. Attygalle is a Senior Economist of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and has also served as a Director and Acting Chairman of National Savings Bank and a Director to the Board of Bank of Ceylon. He served as the Director General of Department and Fiscal Policy and the Director General of Department of Public Enterprises of the Ministry of Finance till the end of 2011.
He is presently a Deputy Secretary to the Treasury. He is also serving as a Director to the Board of National Savings Bank, a Member on the Board of University Grants Commission and the Board of Management of the Superior Courts Complex.
Mr. Attygalle holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Mathematics from the University of Colombo and a Master's Degree in Economics from Warwick University, United Kingdom.
Ms. G.D. Chandra Ekanayake
Ms. Ekanayake is a Member of the Sri Lanka Administrative Services Special Grade and joined the service in 1984. She was appointed as a Deputy Secretary to the Treasury on 9th March 2015. Prior to this appointment, she had held senior positions in the Treasury as Director of Economic Affairs, Controller of Insurance, Additional Director General - Department of External Resources and Director General - Department of Trade, Tariff & Investment Policy and the Director General - Department of National Budget.
Ms. Ekanayake holds a Science Special degree from the University of Kelaniya, an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka and Postgraduate Diploma in the fields of Development Planning Techniques (ISS, The Hague), International Relations (BCIS Colombo) and Economic Development (University of Colombo). She represented the Treasury in the Management Council of the Asian Reinsurance Corporation, Bangkok from 2002 to 2013 and functioned as its Vice Chairperson during the period from 2008 to 2013. She also represented the Treasury on the Board of the NDB Bank until March 2015. As at now, she represents the Treasury on the Board of the People’s Bank and the Board of Management of the Superior Court Complex. Ms. Ekanayake was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC in February 2015.
A.R. Desapriya has 30 years of work experience in the public sector. He is now a special grade officer of Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS).
During the period, he worked in different areas of the public sector activities and held various positions of the General Treasury in the capacity of Director and Additional Director General. He held the post of Additional Secretary of Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training and initiated many reforms in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector (TVET) in Sri Lanka.
Before he assumed the duties of his current position as Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, he worked as Director General of National Budget Department. He is also serving as a member on the Board of the Sri Lanka Insurance Board and a Director to the Board of Regional Development Bank. A.R. Desapriya has a BSc Degree in Public Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka and MBA Degree from University of Lublijana, Slovenia.
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