Mr. Saliya Jayathilaka is an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade. He is an officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, and worked in public service both at the Divisional and Ministerial levels. Saliya is an awardee of the Australia Awards Scholarships under which he completed Master of Public Policy in International Policy at the Australian National University. He has degrees in Master of Development Practice and Agriculture Technology and Management from the University of Peradeniya. Saliya completed Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management at the Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (IPM) and is an Associate Member (AMIPM) of the same institute.