The Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms is tasked with the design and implementation of Sri Lanka's reconciliation mechanisms.
The Secretariat, which comes under the Prime Minister's Office, was formed by the Cabinet of Ministers on 18 December 2015.
Mechanisms under the Secretariat's purview
Office of Missing Persons
Truth Seeking Commission
Office for Reparations
Mano Tittawella is the Secretary General of the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms (SCRM), which is entrusted with coordinating transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka.
The Secretariat has been set up by the Cabinet of Ministers and reports directly to the Prime Minister and through him, to a high level committee chaired by H.E. the President.
Mr Tittawella is also the Senior Adviser to the Minister of Finance & Media.
He was the Senior Presidential Advisor on Economic Affairs and was the Senior Director General – President’s Office from August 2003 to November 2005. He was the first Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Strategic Enterprises Management Agency (SEMA), which was an initiative that he promoted to bring better accountability, good governance and enhanced performance to the largest public enterprises in Sri Lanka. Apart from serving on the Board of National Council for Economic Development (NCED), which was the apex body, coordinating all economic development activities in Sri Lanka, he served as Chairman of Task Force to Rebuild the Nation (TAFREN), which was set-up to handle Post-Tsunami reconstruction and recovery of the Country.
He has held many other key positions in the State Sector, such as Director General of Public Enterprises Reform Commission (PERC) – the then Privatization Agency of the Government of Sri Lanka and Chairman of People’s Bank – a state owned bank in Sri Lanka, along with many Board positions in some of Sri Lanka’s largest state sector enterprises.
Mr Tittawella has over 15 years’ experience in senior positions in the Private Sector as well. He has held the positions as Head of Research - Jardine Fleming, Sri Lanka, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director – Lanka Securities (Pvt) Ltd (LSL) - the Stock-broking Company of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka Ltd (MBSL) and Director – Business Development of MBSL.
Born on 8th May 1960, Mr Tittawella was educated at Royal College Colombo and has an MBA in Capital Markets & Finance from the University of Edinburgh and a Post-graduate Diploma in Human Computer Interaction from the British Open University. He was also a Member of the International Board of Trustees (IBT) of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK, from year 2000 to 2003.