Indrajit Coomaraswamy (born April 3, 1950) is a Sri Lankan economist. He was the former Director Economic Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Educated at the Royal College, Colombo and at Harrow School in England, he gained his undergraduate degree at Cambridge University and obtained his Doctorate at the University of Sussex. Joining the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in 1973 he served in the Economic Research, Statistics and Bank Supervision Divisions as a staff officer till 1989. From 1981 to 1989 he was seconded to the Ministry of Finance and Planning.
Thereafter he worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat from 1990–2008, holding the posts of Director, Economic Affairs Division and Deputy-Director, Secretary-General's Office and was brought back to the Commonwealth Secretariat to head the Social Transformation Programme Division, as Interim Director.
He is currently a Special Advisor at the Galleon Group.*
He played first-class cricket in 1971 and 1972 for the Cambridge University team. He also played Rugby for Cambridge University, and later captained Sri Lanka in Rugby in the 1974 Asiad.
He was appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on 2nd July 2016.
* The Galleon Group was founded by Raj Rajaratnam# one of the largest hedge fund management firms in the world, managing over $7 billion, before closing in October 2009. The firm was the center of a 2009 insider trading scandal.
# - Raj Rajaratnam is an ethnic Sri Lankan Tamil born in Colombo . His father was the head of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. in South Asia. He attended S. Thomas' Preparatory School, Kollupitiya before his family migrated to England.
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