New Ministry Secretaries appointed

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New Secretaries have been appointed to 23 Ministries, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

The new officials received their letters of appointment from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at President’s House in Colombo yesterday (24), evening.

Accordingly, R.W.R. Pemasiri  was appointed as the Secretary to Ministry of Transport and Highways, while M.M.P.K. Mayadunne was appointed as the Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government.

 K.D.S. Ruwanchandra and S.T. Kodikara were appointed as Secretaries to Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation and Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Food Security, respectively.Wasantha Perera was appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms and
S. Hettiarachchi was appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security.

M.N. Ranasinghe, M.P.D.U.K. Mapa Pathirana, R.M.I. Ratnayake and Monty Ranatunga were appointed to the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Power and Energy, Ministry of Fisheries and Ministry of Water Supply respectively.

U.D.C. Jayalal  was appointed to Ministry of Irrigation and Anuradha Wijekoon was appointed Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.

Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Anusha Pelpita and M.B.R. Pushpakumara were appointed as the secretaries of the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Mass Media and Ministry of Agriculture respectively.

Somaratna Vidanapathirana  was appointed to Ministry of Buddhashasana, Religious Affairs and Cultural Affairs while General (Rtd.) Daya Ratnayake  was appointed to Ministry of Industries

Aruni Wijewardene was appointed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs while B.L.A.J. Dharmakeerthi was appointed to Ministry of Plantations.

R.M.C.M. Herath, S.J.S. Chandragupta, P.H.C. Ratnayake and R.P.A. Wimalaweera were appointed to the Ministry of Forest Resources and Wildlife, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment respectively.