Mrs. T M J Y P Fernando

Senior Deputy Governor

Mrs. T M J Y P Fernando has over 30 years of service in the Central Bank in the areas of regulation and supervision of banks and non-bank financial institutions, foreign exchange management, currency management and payments and settlements systems. During this period, Mrs. Fernando has served as the Director of Bank Supervision and the Controller of Exchange and has played a vital role in contributing to the financial system stability by providing leadership to implement a strong regulatory framework for banks in line with international standards and best practices.

Further, she has been an ex-officio member of the Financial System Stability Committee, Inter-Regulatory Institutions Council and National Payments Council of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, immensely contributing towards the objectives and purposes of such committees. Mrs. Fernando has represented the Central Bank as a Director of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority, Golden Key Credit Card Company Limited, GK Hospitals Limited, Jetwing Symphony Limited and as a member of the Committee to review the code of corporate governance – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Sub-committee on Investment for negotiation of Free Trade Agreements and Southeast Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) advisory committee on Training.

Currently, Mrs. Fernando oversees the departments of Bank Supervision, Non-bank Supervision, Payments & Settlements, Currency, Foreign Exchange, Finance, Regional Development and Employees’ Provident Fund and serves as the Chairperson of the Financial System Stability Committee, Steering Committee on Implementation of the Road Map for Sustainable Finance in Sri Lanka and the National Payments Council. Mrs. Fernando also functions as the Chairperson of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka, a member of the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, and the Management Board of Api Wenuwen Api Fund of the Ministry of Defence.

She holds a Master of Financial Economics degree from the University of Colombo and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.