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federal administrator

Godellewatte Arachchige Piyadasa, Sri Lankan federal administrator. Decorated Knight Order St. John, London, 1988; fellow Economic Development Institute World Bank, Washington, 1979.

Background

Piyadasa, Godellewatte Arachchige was born on January 18, 1940 in Beliatta, Sri Lanka. Son of Carolis Don Godellewatte and Dona Gimara Ranaweera.

Education

Bachelor in Economic with honors, University Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1964. Master of Arts in Economic, University Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1967. Diploma in development economics, University Glasgow (Scotland), 1973.

Career

Graduate teacher University Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1964-1967. Staff officer National Small Industries Corporation, 1967-1970. Planning officer Ministry Planning and Economic Affairs, 1970-1974, assistant director, 1974-1979, deputy director, 1979-1988.

Director department national planning Ministry Policy Planning, 1989-1991. Program specialist United States Agency for International Development, since 1991. Visiting lecturer University Colombo, 1986-1988, Sri Lanka Institute Development Administration, 1974-1991.

Membership

Commander St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade, Sri Lanka, since 1984. Board directors Sri Lanka Youth Council, Colombo, since 1984, National non-governmental organization Council Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1987-1991. Executive committee Center Council Soical Services Sri Lanka, Colombo, 1988-1991.

Member Sri Lanka Association Advancement of Science (executive committee 1986), Sri. Lanka Association Economists (executive committee 1987-1991), Lions (president Wekanda chapter 1989-1990).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sports.

Connections

Married Kamalaseeli Perera, May 22, 1972. Children: Ravindra Gamini, Chandima, Gayathri.

father:
Carolis Don Godellewatte

mother:
Dona Gimara Ranaweera

spouse:
Kamalaseeli Perera

children:
Ravindra Gamini Piyadasa

Chandima Piyadasa

Gayathri Piyadasa