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Interview with Indrajit Coomaraswamy: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Coomaraswamy, Indrajit and Craggs, Ruth Interview with Indrajit Coomaraswamy: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)

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Interview with Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy, conducted 23rd September 2014 in London as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Coomaraswamy, Dr Indrajit. 1950- . Educated at Cambridge University and the University of Sussex. Staff Officer, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, 1973-89, serving in Economic Research, Statistics and Bank Supervision Divisions, with a period of secondment to the Ministry of Finance and Planning. Joined the Commonwealth Secretariat in 1990 as Chief Officer, Economics, in the International Finance and Markets Section, later becoming Director of the Economic Affairs Division and Deputy Director, Secretary General’s Office, before leaving ComSec in 2008. Returned as Interim Director, Social Transformation Programmes Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, in 2010. Special Advisor, Galleon Group.

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Coomaraswamy, Indrajit and Craggs, Ruth and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: CHOGM, Commonwealth Secretariat, Democracy, Development, Elections, India, Malaysia, Queen, Singapore, Small States, South Africa, Sport, Sri Lanka, Technical Assistance, Trade and Investment, United Kingdom
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project


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