Leading Civil Engineer and former Ambassador Raja Edirisuriya has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Edirisuriya is scheduled to take up his appointment on December 15, 2021.
Currently the Executive Project Management Director for Colombo Port City Development Project, Edirisuriya has previously served as Chairman of the Urban Settlement Development Authority (USDA), Sri Lanka State Engineering Corporation (SEC) and Mihin Lanka Airlines.
Edirisuriya has also represented Sri Lanka as Ambassador to Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Surinam. During his tenure from 2013 to 2015, he promoted trade and tourism between Latin America and Sri Lanka and also helped facilitate United Nations Humans Rights resolutions among Brazil, Chile, and Argentina to support the Sri Lankan government.
Having obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University New Jersey, USA and his Master’s in Public Administration at the University of La Verne, California, Edirisuriya held the position of Administrator and City Engineer for almost 16 years at the City Council of Chino, California.