Advisor to CEO - HIPG

Mr. Wickramasuriya joined the upstream oil and gas industry in 1984, working for Schlumberger, the worlds largest petroleum services company. Following 20 years in oil and gas exploration and production worldwide, he returned to Sri Lanka in 2004, when he was appointed Chairman/Director General of the Sri Lanka Board of Investment.

Thereafter, he was appointed Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority in April 2006, in which capacity he negotiated and constructed the Colombo Port Expansion, Hambantota Port Phase 1, and Oluvil Port projects. He retired from Government service in June 2017 after spending the previous 6 years as the Director General of the Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat, an institution tasked with developing the country’s emerging oil and gas industry.

Mr Wickramasuriya currently works in an advisory capacity to the Hambantota International Ports Group and maintains close links with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and broader maritime and logistics community of Sri Lanka, working on strategies to position and promote Sri Lanka as an international maritime hub.