ACEF Speaker 2021

Dr. Priyantha D.C. Wijayatunga

DIRECTOR, South Asia Energy Division,
Asian Development Bank

Dr Priyantha Wijayatunga Joined ADB in 2008 and is currently the Director, South Asia Energy Division. He was the founder Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka and a Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa. He holds a Doctorate in Power Systems Economics from the Imperial College London. He was also a regular Academic Visitor at Imperial College during the period 1993-1998 and has contributed to research involving costing of electricity transmission network services of the United Kingdom and Chile. He was the Chairman of the South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulators (SAFIR) in 2006/07. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ceylon Electricity Board and the Sustainable Energy Authority, Sri Lanka. He has contributed extensively in energy sector policy and regulatory activities and has co-authored many publications. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), UK, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. He is a Past President of the Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA).


  • Session 1.1 Implementing NDCs through Action Plans
  • Digitalization of Electric Utilities in South Asia (ADB - South Asia Regional Department)