Eran Wickramaratne

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Honourable
Eran Wickramaratne
ඉරාන් වික්රමරත්න මහතා
இரான் விக்கிரமரத்ன

MP
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Deputy Minister of Investment Promotions and Highways
In office
12 January 2015 – 17 August 2015
President Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Colombo District
Assumed office
2015
Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for National List
In office
2010–2015
Personal details
Nationality Sri Lankan
Political party United National Party
Alma mater Royal College, Colombo
Occupation Politician
Profession Banker

Eran Wickramaratne, MP is a Sri Lankan banker and politician. A current member of Parliament of Sri Lanka and he is the current Deputy Minister of "State Enterprise Development".[1] He was the Deputy Minister of Investment Promotions and Highways under 100 days program. He was the former CEO of NDB Bank since 2001 to 2010 and former Chairman of the Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA).[2]

Education[edit]

Educated at Royal College Colombo, where he served as Head Prefect and played at the Royal–Thomian.[3][4] He gained a BSc in Economics and Politics and a MSc in Economics from the University of London. He is also an Eisenhower Fellow.[5]

Banking career[edit]

Having joined Citibank in 1982, he went on to become a Vice President in 1996. In 2000, he was involved in founding NDB Bank, where he became CEO in 2001. In 2005, he served as a Director and adviser for Board of Investment (BoI) and later became an adviser to the Ministry of Science & Economic Reform. During this time he was instrumental in formation of the first Information Communication Act and became the founder chairman of the Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA). He resigned from his post of CEO of NDB to take up his seat in Parliament in 2010.[2]

Political career[edit]

He joined the right of center United National Party, serving as its treasurer and entered parliament from the National List at the 2010 General Elections. After the election of Maithripala Sirisena, Wickramaratne was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Investment Promotions and Highways in the "good governance" government under the premiership of Ranil Wickremasinghe.[6] He was appointed as the United National Party chief organizer of the Colombo-East electorate before being shifted to the Moratuwa electorate in 2015. In the general election that followed he was elected to parliament from the Colombo district gaining 82,737 votes.[7]

Family[edit]

He is the son of prominent evangelical pastor Rev. Dr. Colton Wickramaratne and of brother Dishan Wickramaratne. He is married to Kushlani Wickramaratne and is father to two children, Sohanya and Dhishan.[8]

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