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Raja Edirisuriya, Executive Project Management Director, Port City

1 November, 2020

Raja Edirisuriya has been appointed as the Executive Project Management Director for the Colombo Port City Development Project.

Edirisuriya obtained his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, specialising in structural engineering from Rutgers University NJ, USA and his Masters in public administration at the University of La Verne, California. He held the position of Administrator and City Engineer for almost 16 years at the City Council of Chino, California.

In 2006, he was appointed as the chairman of the Sri Lanka State Engineering Corporation). With the support of the staff the organisation was resurrected within nine months.

Edirisuriya has also served as the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Surinam. During his tenure from 2013 to 2015, he promoted trade and tourism between Latin America and Sri Lanka and also helped facilitate United Nations Humans Rights resolutions among Brazil, Chile, and Argentina to support the Sri Lankan government.