ACEF Speaker

Priyantha Wijayatunga

Chief of Energy Sector Group,
Asian Development Bank

Priyantha Wijayatunga has over 30 years of professional experience, which includes 14 years in Asian Development Bank (ADB). Before his current role as the Chief of Energy Sector Group, he was the Director of South Asia Energy Division. Priyantha served as the founder Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka and as a Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa. He has extensively contributed in the areas of energy policy and regulation, energy planning and clean energy development. Priyantha holds a Doctorate in Power Systems Economics from Imperial College London.


  • Opening Plenary: Vision for the Role of Clean Energy in Driving a Carbon-Neutral Asia and the Pacific
  • Deep Dive Workshop: Solarizing Sustainability – Catalyzing Clean Energy Collaborative Action in Asia and the Pacific
  • Spotlight Session: Regional Power Trading: Current Status and Future Opportunities for South and Southeast Asia