ACEF Speaker

Wasantha Perera

Secretary, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Reforms, and former Secretary, Ministry of Power, Sri Lanka,
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Reforms, Sri Lanka

Ms Wasantha Perera is recently been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Reforms of Sri Lanka. Prior to that she served as the Secretary in key Ministries such as Ministry of Power & Energy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment, Ministry of Science &Technology and Skills Development of Sri Lanka. Being a member of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, Mrs Perera has held senior positions in the Ministries of Finance, Defence and Foreign Affairs. She has also worked in the UNDP on Aid Management and capacity building of community-based organizations. Further, she has been served as a Sri Lankan diplomat in the United States as well. Mrs Perera cherishes the international recognition she received from USAID/USEA featuring her in USEA’s ‘Women in Energy’ magazine and being selected as ‘the Green Energy Champion’ by the GIZ for her contribution to promote green energy. Being a Bio Science Graduate Ms. Perera possesses Postgraduate qualifications in Management, Economics Development and Project Management.