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44 new Ministry Secretaries appointed

2015-09-08 13:23:47
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Forty four new Ministry Secretaries were appointed today at a ceremony at the Presidential Secretariat in the presence of Presidential Secretary P.B. Abeykoon.

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

The new Ministry Secretaries are as follows

01 Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs C. Sivagnanasothi
02 Ministry of Finance Dr. R. H. S. Samarathunga
03 Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations S. M. Gotabhaya Jayaratne
04 Minister of Parliamentary Reform and Mass Media W. M. V. Narampanawa
05 Ministry Education W. M. Bandusena
06 Ministry of Primary Industries J. K. D. Amarawardana
07 Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment Udaya R. Seneviratne
08 Ministry of Transport Nihal Somaweera
09 Ministry of Mineral Oil and Petrolium Gas Mrs. W. S. Karunaratne
10 Ministry Buddha Sasana Wasantha Ekanayake
11 Ministry of Postal Service & Muslim Affairs P. H. L. Wimalasiri Perera
12 Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Affairs P. H. J. B. Sugathadasa
13 Ministry of Foreign Employment G. S. Vithanage
14 Ministry of Disaster Management S. S. Miyanawala
15 Ministry of Justice Padmasiri Jayamanna
16 Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wild Life R. M. D. B. Meegasmulla
17 Ministry of National Dialogue Mrs. V. B. P. K. Weerasinghe
18 Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Upali Marasinghe
19 Ministry of Southern Development Gamini Rajakaruna
20 Ministry of Plantations A. M. Jayawickrama
21 Ministry of Sports Dr. D. M. R. B. Dissanayake
22 Ministry of Agriculture B. Wijayaratne
23 Ministry of Home Affairs J. J. Rathnasiri
24 Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Dr. B. B. S. Batagoda
25 Ministry of Ports and Shipping L. P. Jayampathi
26 Ministry of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs M. I. F. Rafeek
27 Ministry of Lands Dr. I. H. K. Mahanama
28 Ministry of Public Administration and Management J. Dadallage
29 Ministry of Rural Economy Mrs. D. K. R. Ekanayake
30 Ministry of Upcountry New Villages, Infrastructure Facilities and Community Development Mrs. R. Nadarasapille
31 Ministry of Industry and Commerce T. M. K. B. Thennakoon
32 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mrs. C. Vageeshwara
33 Ministry of Megapolice and Western Development N. Rupasinghe
34 Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi
35 Ministry of Skill Development and Vocational Training P. Ranepura
36 Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs D. Swarnapala
37 Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare M. Senevirathne
38 Ministry of Technology, Technical Education and Employment Mrs. R. Vijayalakshmi
39 Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Mrs. W. M. M. R. Adhikari
40 Ministry of University Education and Highways D. C. Dissanayake
41 Ministry of Housing and Construction Mrs. W. K. K. Athukorala
42 Ministry of Law and Order and Prisons Reform Jagath Wijeweera
43 Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs Mrs. Chandrani Senarathne
44 Ministry of Public Enterprise Development Ravindra Hewawitharana


  Comments - 7

  • justicia Tuesday, 8 September 2015 20:06

    I do hope secretaries for Power,Telecom,Health, Agriculture, Higher education, and similar ministries are senior Engineers,Medical Doctors, Scientists, Educationist - Not square pegs in round holes.

    Reply : 2       36

    Ministers Wednesday, 9 September 2015 08:23

    Definitely, the same criteria should be applied in appointing Ministers. BUT Alas how many can we find in our bunch !

    Reply : 0       20

    Marie Tuesday, 8 September 2015 23:36

    This news article would have been more informative if the educational qualifications of the new secretaries were given.

    Reply : 0       9

    mal Wednesday, 9 September 2015 07:50

    By appointing certain lackies of former government in a crucial ministry such as defence seem new government too suffering from Pakinson and all shoutings were nothing but election gimmicks. The cases eventually will die down. Feeling sorry for people wanted justice.

    Reply : 1       3

    Technocrats Wednesday, 9 September 2015 08:04

    In other countries most of the top Ministers are technocrats.

    Reply : 0       5

    Rusitha Wednesday, 9 September 2015 08:08

    @justicia. Not always. The Secretary should be a person who can take excellent decisions by leading such professionals. The Secretary post of a Ministry is much more similar to the position of CEO at Private Sector Company. For an example, the CEO of an Airline company is not essential to be a PILOT.

    Reply : 0       7

    brains Wednesday, 9 September 2015 16:58

    YES . "Not always" That settles the case.

    Reply : 0       4

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