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Wasanthi Manchanayake assumes duties as New Chairperson of the HDFC Bank

Mrs. R.M.R.W.Manchanayake assumed duties as the new Chairperson of the HDFC Bank recently at the Bank’s head office, Colombo 02.

Mrs. R.M.R.W. Manchanayake was appointed as a director and the chairperson of the HDFC Bank with effect from 2nd January 2020.

Ms. Wasanthi Manchanayake is an Attorney –At-Law and she was attached to Department of Inland Revenue since 1984 as an Assessor and has been promoted to Commissioner General of Inland Revenue in 2014. Later she worked as a Senior Tax Policy Consultant at the Ministry of Finance from 2015 to 2019.

During her service period in Inland Revenue Department she has actively and successfully devoted her service contributing for the implementation of the RAMIS project (Automation project) as the project director. She also has attended several workshops and training programs overseas on E-Governance practice and innovation, at the Singapore e government Leadership Center, Tax fraud auditing and collection techniques in California USA, Negotiation of Tax Treaties in Malaysia, Training programs in Tax Administration in Nagpur and Delhi, OECD Transfer Pricing in Paris and Practical training on Best Practices in Public Service in Thailand.

Wasanthi Manchanayake is a past Pupil of Gampaha Bandaranaike Vidyalaya and obtained her degree in Economics specially in Industrial Management. Further she has obtained Diploma in foreign languages and Diploma in English from Sri Lanka Technical College. While qualifying at Sri Lanka Law College she has obtained a Diploma in Advanced Professional English from the University of Colombo. Later on Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration awarded her the Diploma in Information Technology, and in 2009 she was awarded the Degree of Master of Public Management