Appointment of 8 Ministry Secretaries approved

By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021
News Appointment of 8 Ministry Secretaries approved

By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake

The appointment of 8 Ministry Secretaries to Ministries has been approved by the Committee on High Posts, Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said.

General (retired) Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense was among the Secretaries to the Ministries who received approval of the Committee on High Posts chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. 

Furthermore, W.H. Karunaratna, as the Secretary to the Ministry of Development Coordination and Monitoring, D.L.P.R. Abeyratne, as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Development of Minor Crops including Sugarcane, Maize, Cashew, Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Betel Related Industries and Export Promotion, D.N. Liyanage, as the Secretary to the Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation have also received approval for their appointments.

Appointments of M.A.B.V. Bandaranayake as the Secretary to the State Ministry, of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture and Industrial Promotion, K.A.D.R. Nishanthi Jayasinghe, as the Secretary to the State Ministry of National Heritage, Performing Arts, and Rural Arts Promotion, and D.P.G. Kumarasiri appointed as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Estate Housing and Community Infrastructure were also approved by the Committee.

The Committee on High Posts also granted its approval for the appointments of M.N.  Ranasinghe, as Secretary to the State Ministry of Promoting the Production and Regulating the Supply of Organic Fertilizer, and Paddy and Grains, Organic Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Chillies, Onion and Potato Cultivation Promoting, Seed Production and Advanced Technology for Agriculture.

The Committee also approved the appointment of Sirimal Perera as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Urban Development, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness.

Ministers Chamal Rajapaksa, Dinesh Gunawardena, Douglas Devananda, Dr. Bandula Gunawardana, Udaya Gammanpila, State Ministers Vidura Wickremanayake, Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, MPs Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, John Seneviratne, Thalatha Atukorale, Dharmalingam Siddharthan were present at the Committee meeting.


By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021

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