Haymarket Financial MediaSri Lanka Investment Summit | 16 March 2017, Hong Kong


  • Ravi Karunanayake

  • Finance Minister
  • Government of Sri Lanka
Ravi Karunanayake
Finance Minister
Government of Sri Lanka
Enters the portal of Sri Lankan politics in 1988 under able guidance and leadership of his political guru Late Hon. Lalth Athulathmudali, Cabinet Minister and erudite scholar.
Year 1994 nominated as a Member of Parliament to the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Following the footsteps of many illustrious Sri Lankan politicians who decided to switch affiliation due to policy issues, on principle, decides to serve the nation as an independent Member of Parliament from 1995.
With the dissolution of the Sri Lanka Parliament in 1999, invited by Sri Lanka’s pioneer political Party the United National Party to seek election from the constituency of Kotte, which is the administrative capital of Sri Lanka. Elected to the Parliament with a huge mandate from the Colombo District and continues to be a shining beacon in national politics.
His professional background as a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and a top notch entrepreneur earns him many accolades in serving the nation as a Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister and a powerful member of the opposition. The interim budget presented by him on 29th. January 2015 on the assumption of office as the Minister of Finance created history as the budget which provided the most number of revolutionary reliefs to the people of Sri Lanka. The interim
Budget was presented within a period of seventeen days of assuming office thus proving his versatility in the arena of finance and commerce.