A graduate in Economics from the University of Southampton and a Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Jayaratne is a reputed figure in the capital markets industry of Sri Lanka. He is a former Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange, the Finance Commission and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He joined the Board of Directors of Continental Insurance in August 2014. Today he serves as a non-Executive Director to a number of companies including Singer (Sri Lanka) Plc, Overseas Realty (Ceylon) Plc, ACL Cables Plc, and Kotagala Plantations Plc.
Mr. Jayaratne is a former High Commissioner to Singapore and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, UK and Sri Lanka.