Lalith Weeratunga elected CTO Chairman at 50th Council Meeting
Secretary to the President and Telecommunication Regulatory
Commission Chairman Lalith Weeratunga was unanimously elected as
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) Chairman at the 50th
Council Meeting in Colombo from September 16-17. As the President's
Secretary, Weeratunga is the foremost civil servant in the country and
the de facto head of the Public Service.
He received his primary education at Rahula College, Matara and
secondary education at Royal College, Colombo. He graduated from the
University of Colombo, with a Bachelors degree and received a MBA from
the same university.
Being a career officer in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS),
he was Secretary to the Prime Minister, prior to becoming Secretary to
the President in November 2005. Weeratunga is also the Chairman of the
UN-ESCAP Committee of ICT experts in the Asia Pacific region. CTO
comprises 50 full and associate Commonwealth member countries. The CTOs
mission is to reduce global poverty through the more efficient
utilization of ICTs, and its development agenda reflects the priorities
specified in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.