President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed new Secretaries to some 30 Ministries.
Hemasiri Fernando was appointed as the Secretary of Defence Ministry, Ms. S.M.Mohammed was appointed as the Secretary of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Ministry and V. Shivagnanasothi was appointed as the Secretary of Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison reforms, Northern Development, Vocational Training, Skill Development and Youth Affairs.
The other secretaries who were appointed are; Padmasiri Jayamanne- Education, R.M.D.B.Meegasmulla - Justice and Prison Reforms, J.J. Rathnasiri - Public Administration and Disaster Management, Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda - Power and Energy and Business Development, L.P. Jayampathi - Transport and Civil Aviation, N. Rupasinghe - Megapolis and Western Development, H. T. Kamal Padmasiri - Internal & Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, J. A. Ranjith - Plantation Industries, A. P. G. Kithsiri - Buddha Sasana & North Western Province Development, L. D. Senanayake - Women and Child Affairs and Development of Dry Zones, D. M. A. R. B. Dissanayake - Mahaweli Development and Environment, P. Suresh - Upcountry New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development and H. M. Gamini Seneviratne - Labour, Trade Union Relations and Social Empowerment.
K.D.N.R. Asoka - Industry and Commerce and Resettlement and Cooperative Development