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President appoints Ministry Secretaries

Nov 24, 2010 4:45:37 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has appointed new Secretaries to the Ministries. They have been appointed with the aim of steering the country towards the development path. The President handed over appointment letters at Temple Trees.

S. Amarasekera is the Secretary to the Prime Minister. Dharanee S. Wijetilake has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Technical and Research. W.B. Ganegala is the Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and information. M.S. Wickremasinghe is the Secretary to the Ministry of National Language and Social Integration while Suhada Gamlath is the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice. M.M.C. Ferdinando is the new Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy and Tilak Kollure the Secretary to the Ministry of Industries and Commerce. S.H. Gamage is the new Secretary to the Ministry of Livestock and Rural Community Development. T.A. Peiris is the new Secretary to the Ministry of Lands and Land Development. A. Dissanayake is the Secretary to the Ministry Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms. The Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Employment Development and Welfare is Nissanka M. Wijeratne. R.A.D.M.R. Peiris is the Secretary to the Ministry of Plantation Industries. Ivan de Silva is the Secretary to the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resource Management.

K.V.P.R. de Silva is appointed as the Secretary Ministry of Civil Aviation. A Abeygunasekera takes over as Secretary to the Ministry of Water Supply and Drainage. Vimal Rubasinghe is the Secretary to the Ministry of Culture and Arts while C.R. Jayasinghe is Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. N.R. Gunasekera is appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs. H.T.M. Jayawardena takes over Secretary of the Petroleum Ministry. Ashoka Jayasekera is the Secretary to the Ministry of Postal Services. Dr. A. Damitha N. de Soysa is appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Development. W. Yamuna Chithrangani will serve as Secretary to the Ministry of Social Services. D.B. Dahanayake is the Secretary to the Ministry of Indigenous Medicine. P.B. Abeykoon is appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs. Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga is Secretary to the Ministry of Environment. S.M. Mohamed is Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management. Dr. Nihal Jayatilake is appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils. V. Sivagnanasothy has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development. S.S. Hewapathirana is appointed as the Secretary Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development. W.W. Gamage is the Secretary to the Ministry of State Development and Enterprise Development. Dr. T.R.C. Ruberu is the Secretary to the Ministry of Health. Anura Siriwardena takes over as Secretary to the Ministry of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development.

Sunil S. Sirisena will serve as Secretary to the Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade. K.E. Karunatilake has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture. Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne is appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education while H.P.C. Herath will serve as Secretary the Ministry of Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs. Sujatha Cooray has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Ports and Highways. M.D.K.H. Wijetunga is the Secretary to the Ministry of National Heritages. H.P. Jayatunge is the Secretary to the Mibnistry of Parliamentary Affairs.

B.H.U.B. Basnayake is the Secretary to the Ministry of Transport. M.A. Atukorala is the Secretary to the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology. W.M. Wijesuriya is Secretary to the Ministry of Public Relations and Public Affairs. W. Kodituwakku is appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Private Transport Services. W.M. Bandusena has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Productivity Promotion. U.R. Seneviratne is the Secretary to the Ministry of Sports. W.M.P. Narampanawa is Secretary to the Ministry of Minor Export Crops Development. W.J.L.U. Wijeweera has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations. G.K.D. Amarawardena has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of State Management Reforms. S.M.G. Jayaratne has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Engineering Construction Services, Housing and Common Amenities. B.K.A.U. Wickremasinghe has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Agrarian Services and Wildlife. H.M. Gunasekera has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Education.

Meanwhile, Sumith Abeysinghe is appointed as the Secretary to the Cabinet and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as Defence Secretary. Dr. P.B. Jayasundars is the Finance Secretary.