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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2862

44 New Secrearies to Ministries Appointed: Karunasena Hettiarachchi appointed as the new Defence Secretary.

Colombo, 09 September, (

The Secretary to the President Mr. P. B. Abeykoon announced the appointments of 44 new Secretaries to the Ministries today (Sep. 08) at the Presidential Secretariat. Karunasena Hettiarachchi was appointed as the new Defence Secretary.

The New Secretaries received their letters of appointment from the Secretary to the President.

Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Saman Ekanayake and the Secretary to the Cabinet Ministers Mr. Sumith Abeysinghe were also present at this occasion.

The new Secretaries to the Ministries are;

C. Sivagnanasothi – Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs

R. H. S. Samarathunga – Ministry of Finance

S. M. Gotabhaya Jayaratne – Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations

W. M. V. Narampanawa – Minister of Parliamentary Reform and Mass Media

W. M. Bandusena – Ministry Education

J. K. D. Amarawardana – Ministry of Primary Industries

Udaya R. Seneviratne – Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment

Nihal Somaweera – Ministry of Transport

W. S. Karunaratne – Ministry of Mineral Oil and Petrolium Gas

Wasantha Ekanayake – Ministry Buddha Sasana

P. H. L. Wimalasiri Perera – Ministry of Postal Service & Muslim Affairs

P. H. J. B. Sugathadasa – Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Affairs

G. S. Vithanage – Ministry of Foreign Employment

S. S. Miyanawala – Ministry of Disaster Management

Padmasiri Jayamanna – Ministry of Justice

R. M. D. B. Meegasmulla – Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wild Life

V. B. P. K. Weerasinghe – Ministry of National Dialogue

Upali Marasinghe – Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine

Gamini Rajakaruna – Ministry of Southern Development

A. M. Jayawickrama – Ministry of Plantations

D. M. R. B. Dissanayake – Ministry of Sports

B. Wijayaratne – Ministry of Agriculture

J. J. Rathnasiri – Ministry of Home Affairs

B. B. S. Batagoda – Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy

L. P. Jayampathi – Ministry of Ports and Shipping

M. I. F. Rafeek – Ministry of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs

I. H. K. Mahanama – Ministry of Lands

J. Dadallage – Ministry of Public Administration and Management

D. K. R. Ekanayake – Ministry of Rural Economy

R. Nadarasapille – Ministry of Upcountry New Villages, Infrastructure Facilities and Community Development

T. M. K. B. Thennakoon – Ministry of Industry and Commerce

C. Vageeshwara – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

N. Rupasinghe – Ministry of Megapolice and Western Development

Karunasena Hettiarachchi – Ministry of Defence

P. Ranepura – Ministry of Skill Development and Vocational Training

D. Swarnapala – Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs

M. Senevirathne – Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare

R. Vijayalakshmi – Ministry of Technology, Technical Education and Employment

W. M. M. R. Adhikari – Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

D. C. Dissanayake – Ministry of University Education and Highways

W. K. K. Athukorala – Ministry of Housing and Construction

Jagath Wijeweera – Ministry of Law and Order and Prisons Reform

Chandrani Senarathne – Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs

Ravindra Hewawitharana – Ministry of Public Enterprise Development

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