The newly appointed chairman of People's Bank, Gamini Senarath assumed duties at the People's Bank Head Office yesterday. A reputed officer in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, Senarath is the Chief of Staff to the President. An old boy of Richmond College, Galle who graduated from the University of Kelaniya, he also holds a Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science from the University of Colombo.
After graduating from the University of Kelaniya, Senarath joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 1984 as an Assistant Government Agent. He then served as the Assistant Controller and Deputy Controller of the Department of Immigration and Emigration. He also functioned as the Senior Secretary to the Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry and the Commissioner General of Motor Traffic. He was the former chairman of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation.
Senarath was appointed Chief of Staff to the President in 2009 after his tenure as Additional Secretary to the Prime Minister and as Additional Secretary to the President. Apart from serving as the Chief of Staff to the President, he is also the chairman of Litro Gas Lanka Company, Litro Gas Terminals Company and Sri Lanka Insurance Resorts & Spas. Having participated in a number of foreign training in various fields of administration, leadership and management, Senarath has foreign exposure in the related subjects. He is also a reputed social activist.
On assuming duties as People's Bank chairman, chanting of Pirith together with Hindu, Catholic and Muslim religious rituals were carried out at the Head Office.
The Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer/General Manager N Vasantha Kumar, Corporate Management, Executive Management together with the staff of People's Bank were also present.