BOI gets new Director General

President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has appointed Renuka M. Weerakone as Director General (Acting) of the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka.

The letter of appointment was handed over to the new Director General by Aviation and Export Zone Development State Minister D.V. Chanaka in the presence of BOI Chairman Eng. Raja Edirisuriya, Aviation and  Export Zone Development State Ministry Secretary Janaka Sri Chandragupta and the heads of departments of the BOI.

Weerakone has been with the BOI for over 27 years, having held senior roles across a number of key departments, most recently as Executive Director Project Monitoring and previously as Executive Director Investment and Promotion.

She also has a wealth of experience having headed key departments such as the Chairman’s Secretariat, Project Implementation and Regional Development and Special Projects while also having served as Board Secretary to the board of directors.  Weerakone has represented the BOI at local and international forums, including the second round negotiations of the proposed Sri Lanka-China FTA held in Beijing, Joint Council under US-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Agreement in Washington and outward investment promotion missions to China, the UK, USA, Japan and Russia, among other countries.  She has also been an active member of the steering committees, policy committees and inter agency committees tasked with resolving the issues faced by the investors and to fast-track implementation of investment projects.

Weerakone is an Attorney-at-Law by profession, counting over 30 years of experience and commenced her working career as an instructing attorney with a leading law firm in Colombo.  ensed Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
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