Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Novard Cabraal has been given Cabinet Minister level status.
According to the List of Precedence in October, the CBSL Governor post is ranked 5th along with the Opposition Leader, Cabinet of Ministers and the Field Marshall posts.
The CBSL Governor post was ranked 20th in the list earlier.
Cabraal was acted as the State Minister Money and Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reform from August 2020. He resigned from the post in September 2021 to take over the CBSL Governor post. It was reported that he requested the Cabinet status for the CBSL Governor post prior to accept the post.