Mr Danasiri Rupakumara Jayasekera holds a BA (Special) Degree in Economics with a second class upper division. He possesses over 33 years of progressive experience in taxation,ICT and banking and finance. He assumed office as an Assessor to the Department of Inland Revenue in 1984 and was promoted to the position of Senior Assessor in 1994.In the year 2005, he was promoted as Deputy Commissioner, Thereafter he was promoted as Commissioner and also to Senior Commissioner.
Since 2015 July, he has performed duties as Senior Additional Project Director of Revenue Administration Management Information System (RAMIS) which is an IT project in order to automate the entire IRD Taxes. At the time of retirement he performed duties as Deputy Commissioner General (Information Technology) of the Department. Mr Jayasekera has gained considerable overseas exposure through training programs and international conferences attended during his career at the IRD. He had the opportunity undergo training programs in various aspects of taxation in Austria, India and UK.
He has also received valued exposure in double taxation treaty negotiations through programs Conducted in Seychelles and Saudi Arabia. He has participated in strategic level forums as a delegate to conferences such as ‘OECD Global Forum on VAT’ held in France and the ‘Fourth IMF – Japan High Level Tax Conference for Asian Countries’ in Tokyo, Japan, Ministerial work shop on Blue Economy and Maritime Silk Road in China. He was one of the member of Evaluation committee in preparation of Due Diligence Reports in respect of RAMIS project who visited to countries such as Singapore and Angola.
Mr. Jayasekera hold a member ship of APFA (Association of Public Finance Accountants of Sri Lanka) and also an active member of China Sri Lanka Society. He is also social worker holding positions and memberships in several societies and associations.