Commissioner general of labour B. K. Prabath Chandrakeerthi has been appointed to the board of HDFC Bank as an independent non-executive director.

Chandrakeerthi is a special grade officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and counts 23 years in the public sector.

He also holds the vice chairmanships of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the National Institute of Labour Studies and an ex-officio member of the Vocational Training Authority and the National Child Protection Authority.

Chandrakeerthi obtained his bachelor’s degree in arts in 1998 from University of Sri Jayewardenepura and joined the government service in 2000.

He completed a master’s degree in economics in 2008, bachelor of law from the Open University in 2014 and qualified as a lawyer from Sri Lanka Law College in 2017.

He also obtained a doctorate in coastal resources management from International University of Fundamental Studies in Russia in 2016.

Chandrakeerthi has held the post of director general in the Department of Coast Conservation and Coastal Resource Management.

He is an experienced professional in the fields of tourism management, public management and public administration.

His exceptional work has been recognized by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura with the ‘Pradeep Pranama’ award and by Transparency International Sri Lanka with the integrity public servant award.


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