Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mahinda Balasuriya has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order.
He replaces Major General (Retd) Nanda Mallawarachchi.
Prior to his appointment he was the Sri Lankan Ambassador in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is due to take office tomorrow.
The former Police Chief resigned following the clashes in Katunayake between FTZ workers and the police in 2012. (Supun Dias)