Mr. Charitha Yattogoda, Director of Commerce heading the Trade Promotion Division of the Department of Commerce
Mr. Charitha Yattogoda is currently heading the trade promotion division of the Department of Commerce which oversees Sri Lanka’s commercial/ trade representations abroad spanning over 28 commercially important countries, holding the position of Director of Commerce.
Prior to the current assignment, he served as the Consul General of Sri Lanka to Dubai & Northern Emirates in the UAE .Further, as a career commercial diplomat, he served in Sri Lanka’s Foreign Missions in Seoul/South Korea as a Minister Counsellor (Commercial), in Yangoon, Myanmar as a First Secretary (Commercial) and in Paris/France as a Second Secretary (Commercial) heading Commercial & Economic Affairs Sections of those Foreign Missions.
Additionally, he is also expert in bilateral, regional, and multilateral cooperation, WTO affairs, Trade policy and overseas trade promotion.
Mr. Charitha Yattogoda graduated 2nd Class Degree in Bachelor of Science (Hons.) specialized in Economics from the University of Peradeniya and obtained Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Economics from the University of Colombo. Further, he obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Trade Policy at the World Trade Organizing in Geneva and completed a course on Dynamic Economic Diplomacy for Sri Lanka, offered by Harvard University, USA. Additionally, he is a part qualified Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA), UK. At present, he is reading for PhD in Economics.