he was appointed Chairman of the Employees’ Trust Fund Board w.e.f.
January 23, 2015 and he is functioning the chairman post upto now.
Prior to that he had been functioning as Chairman/Director/Member of
various Institutions such as National Labour Advisory Council,
Vocational Training Authority, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment
ShramaVasana Fund Board, National Child Protection Authority, Public
Enterprises Reform Commission, Employees’ Trust Fund, Management
Committee on Petroleum Exploration, Council of University of Colombo,
and the School of Computing University of Colombo. He was also the
Country Director for Sri Lanka of the Asian Productivity Organization;
Co-Chairman of the Cluster for Skills Development, Employment and
has followed a professional training course in Labour Administration
leading to a Master’s Degree at the ILO Turin Centre and at ILO Geneva.
As country Director of the Asian productivity Organization (APO) and
the Japanese Productivity Centre (JPC), he has attended a number of
He represented Sri Lanka at the International Labour Conference (ILC)
from 1995 to 2010 and was a member of the Governing Body of the
International Labour Organization during the period 2005 to 2008.
After his appointment as Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer, Senior
Ministers’ Secretariat, he initiated the formulation of the National
Human Resources & Employment Policy (NHREP). He functions as
the Secretary of a number of Cabinet Sub-Committees in the Senior
His achievements of excellence include formulation and establishment of
an effective Human Resources Placement Service (HRPS) in 1996 creating
a National Employment Service to suit the needs of the Private Sector
Employers and Job Seekers; Establishment of a Career Guidance and Self
Employment Counselling Centre in 1999; Effective co-ordination of all
enforcement and implementation aspects of Labour Administration:
Establishment of a Social Dialogue and Workplace Cooperation Unit in
the Department of Labour and the establishment of Department of
Manpower and Employment in 2009.
Excellence in Effective Mediation as Conciliator in major Industrial
Disputes at National level involving the Board of Investment Projects
and other business ventures of critical importance to the National
Economy bringing about amicable and sustainable settlements.