Mr. M.P.T Cooray

November 1, 2018

Tuli commenced his career at the Ministry of Planning & Economic Affairs in 1973. Thereafter, at the Ministry of Finance servicing in the Foreign Investment Advisory Committee attached to the International Economic Co-operation Division.

He then joined the Greater Colombo Economic Commission (which was renamed as the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka) in 1983 and having held various positions became the Deputy Director General (Investment).

While serving in the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI), he was appointed as Director General, Budget Implementation and Policy Coordination Department of the Treasury.

On retirement, he was instrumental in the formation of the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) and was appointed Founder Secretary General in 2002.

He was appointed as the founder Chief Executive Officer of the Lanka Puthra Bank in 2006.

In 2008, he rejoined the JAAF as a Consultant and subsequently was re-appointed the Secretary General in 2011.

Tuli has attended many international conferences, seminars and workshops as a resource person and speaker during his career spanning over 30 years. He has also been a member of a number of high-powered government delegations participating in bilateral and multilateral negotiations related to trade, investment and economic issues.

Tuli is a graduate of the University of Colombo in International Economics and obtained professional training in the International Law Institute of George Town University, Washington DC. He was also trained in Regional Development in the United Nations Centre for Regional Development in Nagoya, Japan.