Luxman Siriwardena

Former Executive Director, The Pathfinder Foundation, Sri Lanka

Mr Siriwardena served as a member of the Board of Directors of LIRNEasia from 29.10.2014 to 31.05.2020.

He is a Fulbright fellow and received his BA (Honours) in political science from the University of Peradeniya and Master’s in economics from Vanderbilt University. After a 20-year spell of public service in Sri Lanka, mainly working for the ministries of finance, economic reform and industries, he did a number of stints with the private sector. They include appointments with a Frankfurt-based consultancy firm, the Productivity Commission of Australia, a commercial bank in Sri Lanka and most recently as a consultant to the Government of Sri Lanka on undertaking economic reforms under a World Bank technical assistance project. 

Luxman was Executive Director, Pathfinder Foundation, Sri Lanka until his retirement. Prior to that, he served as Team Leader, Public Interest Program Unit, Ministry of Economic Reform, Science & Technology, Government of Sri Lanka. He has served as the Head of Human Resources, Mercbank, Sri Lanka, Research Economist, Productivity Commission, Canberra, Australia, Executive Director, Sri Lanka German Private Sector Program, Director of Investment, Ministry of Industries, Science and Technology, Sri Lanka, and Deputy Director, International Economic Cooperation Division, Ministry of Finance/General Treasury, Sri Lanka