Chief of Staff for parliament

2016-03-05 10:05:22

A new post of Chief of Staff has been created in Parliament for the first time in its history with Deputy Secretary General Neil Iddawala being appointed to this post.

The Cabinet has approved the creation of the new post when it met on Wednesday with Prime Minister presenting a paper on behalf of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

Mr. Iddawala said the Cabinet had created the post in line with accepted procedure.

He said he would most probably be in charge of coordinating the staff though a job description was not prepared yet. Mr. Iddawala will function in his new post in addition to being the Deputy Secretary General of Parliament. However, he is yet to receive his letter of appointment.

This will be one of the few changes that are to be made with regard to Parliament in the wake of setting up oversight committees, proving office space for all MPs and handing over the Agriculture Ministry building to Parliament and eventually making it a part of the parliamentary complex. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 4

  • kan Saturday, 5 March 2016 10:37

    Good way to employ politicians family friends, one post created will pave way for several other employments in the same office.

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    Leo Saturday, 5 March 2016 11:22

    So until official letter of appointment to take up work he will live in official residence with official vehicles and security withdrawing ministerial salary. Yet to start to work he needs the letter of appointment. via DM Android App

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    Premalal Saturday, 5 March 2016 12:43

    Jobs for the boys and tax for the people.

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    Bala Saturday, 5 March 2016 15:23

    Why is everything looked at negatively without knowing enough about subject and the reasons or circumstances for change - very likely for better administration with extra duties to ALL parliamentarians by yahapalanaya. Reform for a better Parliament.

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