Director, South Asia Energy Division
Asian Development Bank
Dr Priyantha D.C. Wijayatunga holds a PhD in Power System Economics from the Imperial College London. Before joining ADB in 2008 he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering and the first Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka and has contributed extensively in energy sector policy and regulatory activities for over 25 years.
He was the focal point for South Asia regional energy cooperation at ADB, a member of the Steering Committee on India - Sri Lanka Electricity Grid Interconnection and a Chairman of the South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulators (SAFIR).
He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), UK, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. He is a Past President of the Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA).