ACEF 2018 Speaker

Priyantha Wijayatunga

Director, Energy Division, South Asia Regional Department


Priyantha D C Wijayatunga holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka and a Doctorate in Power Economics from Imperial College London where he was a Beit Scientific Research Fellow. He joined the Asian Development Bank in 2008 and he is currently the Director, South Asia Energy Division. He has contributed extensively in energy sector policy and regulatory activities over 25 years and has co-authored over 75 publications. He was the founder Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka and a key contributor to the Sri Lanka Electricity Act 2009 and Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority Act 2007. He was a lead author of the Sri Lanka Energy Policies and Strategies. He was also a Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Chairman of South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation. He is a Member of Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), London, a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. Also he is a Senior Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), US.


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