Nihal Sri Ameresekere, F.C.A. (Sri Lanka), F.C.M.A. (United Kingdom), C.M.A. (Australia), C.F.E. (United States), is a Member, International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management and a Member, International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities. Former Advisor, Ministry of Finance and Chairman, Public Enterprise Reforms Commission Sri Lanka. Has functioned as Senior Consultant on World Bank and USAID funded public sector economic reform projects.
A multi-disciplinary professional, exposed to private and public sectors, and a public interest activist, with wide international exposure. Not a legal professional, yet has appeared in person before the Supreme Court, successfully advocating public interest litigations. He is a forensic accounting investigative specialist. Has dispassionately spoken out on matters of national and public interest. Ardently upholds the sacred precept, that public property is solely of the people, and managed in fiduciary trust by governments; transgression of which he has committedly combated.
Has published exposés into transactions carried out, under the aegis of IMF, World Bank and ADB privatization agenda, incisively analyzing real case studies, exposing the shockingly dubious manner, in which privatizations have been perpetrated by the highest levels, disclosing the alarming indifference of international developmental agencies, completely eroding public confidence, crucial for meaningful privatization, to foster a free economy, characteristic with transparency.
He emphasizes that `economic terrorism' germinates `armed terrorism', resulting in violation of human rights. `Concerns of humanity, transcends interests of nationality', he propounds; and that poverty alleviation schemes merely replace, at the cost of the poor, their own resources pillaged and plundered by socio-politically influential. Politicians vigorously campaign on election platforms, vociferously decrying fraud and corruption, vowing stringent action thereon. However, upon assuming office of government, get bogged down in the very quagmire of fraud and corruption, invariably peddled by powerful multinationals - as lucidly demonstrated through a series of other publications on his real life experiences thereon.