SARI Energu

South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration

Project Steering Committee Profile

Dr. Priyantha D.C. Wijayatunga

Dr. Priyantha D.C. Wijayatunga

Principal Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Philippines


Phone: +(63)(02)6326131

Dr Priyantha D C Wijayatunga is a Principal Energy Specialist at the Asian Development Bank and has been the focal point for South Asia Regional Cooperation in Energy since 2008 and has processed key energy sector loans in South Asia. He has experience in energy sector policy making and regulatory activities over 25 years and has co-authored over 75 publications including the ADB publication on “Power Trade in South Asia: Opportunities and Challenges”.

Dr Wijayatunga, in 2003 became the founder Director General a position he held until 2008. He was one of the lead authors of Sri Lanka Energy Policies and Strategies of 2008/09 and a key contributor to the Sri Lanka Electricity Act of 2009. He was the Chairman, South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation in 2006/07. He is a Corporate Member of IET, London and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. Also he is a Senior Member of IEEE, US.

Dr Wijayatunga holds a degree in Electrical Engineering with First Class Honors and a PhD in Power System Economics from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London.