Priyantha Wijayatunga
Chief of Energy Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank

Priyantha Wijayatunga has contributed to energy sector policy and regulatory activities over 25 years and has co-authored over 75 publications. He was the founder Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka and lead author of the Sri Lanka Energy Policies and Strategies and Initial National Communication on Climate Change. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Sri Lanka and a PhD in Power Economics from Imperial College London where he was a Beit Scientific Research Fellow.

Summary

Strengthen power systems against climate and other risks to minimize damage to infrastructure, disruption of service, and economic loss.