Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka

Dr. Dharmasri Kumaratunge PhD, MSc (IT), MA (Econ)


Dr. Dharmasri Kumaratunge is the Secretary to the Ministry of Technology and functions as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.

Dr. Kumaratunge holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree from the University of Peradeniya, a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of Essex-UK, a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology from the University of Colombo and a PhD in Business Management from Aldersgate College, Philippines.

Dr. Dharmasri Kumaratunge served as a Consultant on Public Policy at Mastercard, Senior National Consultant at the International Trade Centre (ITC) UN, Business Consultant at PayMedia (Pvt) Ltd, Board Member of DirectPay (Pvt) Ltd and CeleTa (Pvt) Ltd and Senior Advisor at the Fintech Association of Sri Lanka.
Prior to these positions, he served as an Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL). With over 31 years of experience in the Central Bank, he has worked across various departments in different capacities, including the Economic Research Department, Information Technology department and Payments and Settlements Department of CBSL.

Dr. Kumaratunge has served as a Resource Person and Panelist at several Panel Discussions and has represented in several International Organizations as Country Director of the SAARC Payment Council and the Asian Clearing Union as an Alternate Country Director of Sri Lanka.