Prior to his appointment as governor in July 2006, Ajith Nivard Cabraal was the president's adviser on economic affairs. He was a member of the government team at talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in February 2006. Cabraal chaired the Corporate Governance Committee which developed Sri Lanka's first code of corporate governance best practice.
You have been governor for nearly a year now. What was your impression of the central bank when you took up the position?
I was aware of cour