Tushara Williams of SL origin appointed as Canada’s Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Colombo (LNW): Tushara Williams, a Canadian politician of Sri Lankan origin, has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Privy Council Office of the Government of Canada. Her appointment comes in with effect from June 19, 2023.
Williams previously served as the Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Department of Finance in Canada, and with her new appointment as the Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs becomes the first-ever deputy minister of Sri Lankan origin to serve in the Canadian public service.
Williams was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and completed her primary and secondary education at Ladies College, Colombo, before she migrated to Canada in 1991.
Williams has a B.A. in International Relations and a Masters in Global Development Studies from the University of Toronto. She briefly served at the Institute of Policy Studies in Sri Lanka, later which her career developed itself into international recognition.
She has a vast experience in civil service brings to this new position with her expertise in a range of public policy areas, such as social, economic and finance.