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Asoka S Gunawardena

Formerly of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, held amongst others, positions of Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, Provincial Councils and Home Affairs, Director of the Sri Lanka Institute 

of Development Administration (SLIDA) and Chairman of the Finance Commission He is presently Executive Governor of Marga Institute. He has worked for the UNDP as Chief Technical Adviser, Management Development Programme in Myanmar and as Training Specialist in Law and Judicial Process, Building Capacity for Local Governance Project, Bangladesh.  

Holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Ceylon, Post-graduate Diploma in Development Administration, University of Leeds, UK, and a Master in Social Science from the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. He has several publications in the field of decentralization, fiscal decentralization and local government. Mr. Gunawardena has an interest in governance and decentralization.

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Asoka S Gunawardena
Executive Governor
Marga Institute
Sri Lanka
Email: asokasg@sltnet.lk


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