Director General's Profile

Ms. Jeevani Siriwardena (nee Jayawickrama) Director General


  • Bachelor of Commerce Special Degree (Second Class), University of Colombo
  • Master in Business Studies (Merit), University of Colombo
  • Post Graduate Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) – UK


Working for the EDB since 1984 and gained a wealth of experience from being a Management Trainee, Research Assistant, Assistant Director and a Deputy Director until 2006. For a short spell of one year and 3 months commencing October 2004, was assigned to be in charge of the Sri Lanka Trade Centre in Chennai.

Work Area

As the Director General of the Export Development Board:

  • Assists the Chairman in the overall management control and Administration.
  • Functions as Board Secretary. Also as a Board Member representing various other Public Institutions.
  • As the Head of the Secretariat Division, responsible to the Chairman and the Board for planning, coordinating and controlling the functional activities of the Divisions towards achieving the EDB’s objectives.
  • Represents the Board at Senior Management level in all Inter-ministerial programmes, Executive Boards of export oriented organizations, Committee and Study Groups of export oriented subjects
  • Deputizes for the Chairman in the Board

Telephone – 94-11-2300675

E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]