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Amali Rajapaksa

Senior Infrastructure Specialist, South Asia

Amali joined the Bank in late 2003 as an Infrastructure Specialist covering the Bank’s portfolio on transport, energy and water. During this time she has also been involved in the Bank’s energy projects in India and Pakistan. Having joined at the inception of the Bank’s involvement in the transport sector, she has contributed greatly to the growth of the transport sector within the Bank’s portfolio in Sri Lanka.

Prior to joining the Bank, Amali has worked for the Government of Sri Lanka at the Bureau of Infrastructure Investments which was responsible for facilitating private investment in to infrastructure projects. During this time she worked as Director (Power and Ports) specializing in providing financial advise on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) transactions for a period of seven years. In this capacity she has been involved in the negotiation of several independent power plants, the first PPP transaction in the Port sector as well as work associated with the restructuring of the Power Sector. Prior to this, she has worked for IBM in the United Kingdom.

Amali is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) with a Masters degree in Business Finance from Brunel University in UK.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
  • Water