Dr. Nimal E. H. Sanderatne is a former chairman of the Bank of Ceylon, National Development Bank and several other financial institutions. He was the Director of Statistics and Economic Research at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He was senior fellow of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS). Besides other positions he’s held in many other organizations, he was also visiting senior fellow at the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA) Peradeniya.
He holds a BSC Econ degree from the University of London; a M.Sc. (Agricultural Economics) from the University of Saskatchewan and M.A. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He was conferred a DSc degree honoris causa from the University of Peradeniya. He was also conferred a Deshabandu Presidential Honor.