Sri Lanka's Jayamaha moves into politics

Ranee Jayamaha has stood down as a deputy governor at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka after 37 years of service with the institution.

Jayamaha will move from the central bank to the legislature, where she will advise Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka's president, on banking.

Jayamaha had been deputy governor since 2001. Before then, she worked as a special advisor for the economics and legal advisory services division of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat.

She has also served as chief executi