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|
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.
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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 !
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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.
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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.
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Technocrats Wednesday, 9 September 2015 08:04
In other countries most of the top Ministers are technocrats.
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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.
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