New secretaries for 18 ministries

2012-07-12 12:50:29

The Government Information Department said that 18 new secretaries have been appointed to ministries by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Charitha Herath was appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Media.

Dr. P.B Jayasundara will remain as the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Planning despite speculation that he would be removed from duties.

The Following are the newly appointed secretaries

M.P.C Herath Secretary Ministry of Public Relations and Public Affairs
Anura Siriwardena Secretary, Ministry of Industries and Commerce
Dr. .D. Nihal Jayathilake Secretary, Ministry of Health
Dr. T.R.C Ruberu Secretary,Ministry of Civil Aviation
W.N. Bandusena Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Reforms
G.K.D. Amarawardena Secretary, Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade
U.R Senevirathne Secretary, Ministry Productivity Promotion
Lalith Kannangara Secretary, Ministry of Indigenous Medicine
W.A.Nihal Somaweera Secretary, Ministry of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development
Wasantha Ekanayake Secretary, Ministry of Art and Cultural Affairs
P.H.L.W Perera Secretary, Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Houses and Common Amenities
A.M. Jayawickrema Secretary, Ministry of Sports
Emelda Sukumar Secretary, Ministry of Social Services
P. H.J.B. Sugathadasa Secretary, Ministry of Resettlement
R.A.A.K. Ranawaka Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils
M.K.B. Dissanayake Secretary, Ministry of Buddhasashana and Religious Affairs
Charitha Herath Secretary, Ministry of Mass Media and Information
K.P.K Perera Secretary, Ministry of Languages and Social Integration

  Comments - 27

  • donakatharina Thursday, 12 July 2012 13:30

    how about secretaries to the above mentioned secretaries...soon the whole of sri lanka will have secretaries...

    Reply : 5       70

    Vicks Friday, 13 July 2012 01:15

    A long line of 'The friends of the Prince' are waiting, hoping that 'Tomorrow is Ours'.

    Reply : 1       27

    Nishantha Rajapaksa Thursday, 12 July 2012 13:50

    dan ithin genehellako vaahana 18a kuth...

    Reply : 1       58

    Fedup Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:05

    Was the Ministries working all this time without secretaries?

    Reply : 2       37

    justin Friday, 13 July 2012 06:44

    The Ministries did have secretaries. Now the have shuffled or replaced.

    Reply : 0       3

    idiot Friday, 13 July 2012 08:37

    I thought minister never did any work. Received dutyfree vehicles and other perks.

    0       7

    Gona Mark Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:15

    They are most senior people of SLAS. They mainly ran the show and minster was the figurehead. Early day's secretaries are the most powerful people.

    Reply : 0       33

    fm Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:25

    population of sixtymillion england only got 20 ministry.

    Reply : 0       39

    saradiyal Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:37

    Changing pillow for headache..

    Reply : 0       27

    Nihal Soori Thursday, 12 July 2012 15:38

    The Health Sector is on the correct hands.

    Reply : 21       5

    Nodrog Friday, 13 July 2012 02:06

    An utter and vulgar waste of public money.

    Reply : 0       23

    Goobayagotha. Friday, 13 July 2012 03:13

    I suppose you all kmow the old Nursert Rythme,
    Humpty Dumpty Sat on Wall,
    Humpty Dumpy had a Great Fall
    All the Kings Horse and the Kinmgs Men,
    Could not put Humpty together again.
    In otherwords these are all the kings men who will fall with humpty Dumpy.

    Reply : 0       6

    Cobra Friday, 13 July 2012 04:02

    All kith and kin we suppose!

    Reply : 0       9

    Nodrog Friday, 13 July 2012 04:07

    In spite of having so many Ministers, Dep ministers and secretaries etc the President still has to intervene to get even the most minute matter sorted.

    Reply : 0       9

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 13 July 2012 04:18

    "Thaarunyata Hetak" - "Apata hulang"

    Reply : 0       7

    willows Friday, 13 July 2012 04:27

    I never bothered to read the list as it is a waste time and money of public???

    Reply : 1       8

    dasa Friday, 13 July 2012 04:44

    Old wine in old bottles = some old wine in new bottles and some old wine in old bottles.

    Reply : 0       8

    Godagampala Rohana Friday, 13 July 2012 05:26

    Mr. President, will you give these secretaries salaries from your pocket or from the public funds. Hope they will be given bullet proof vehicles with security.

    Reply : 0       7

    Dugiya Friday, 13 July 2012 06:01

    how many ministries in the government and how many Ministers? i am confused?

    Reply : 0       6

    RajasH Friday, 13 July 2012 07:14

    18 more cars to be imported via Hambantota Harbour

    Reply : 0       6

    sarath banda Friday, 13 July 2012 07:24

    01 Thamil and no muslims
    a matter of concern for united S L

    Reply : 2       5

    RajasH Friday, 13 July 2012 07:44

    Tamils cannot be appointed until the land mines are cleared will be the excuse, as they cannot travel to take up their post

    Reply : 4       1

    M.V.R.Perera Friday, 13 July 2012 08:46

    How can a Sri Lankan Tamil or a Muslim be appointed for they may with the assistance of the so called International community and India attempt to have elam

    Reply : 5       1

    shantha madawelas Friday, 13 July 2012 09:03

    going to start from grade one..........

    Reply : 0       4

    DeSelva Friday, 13 July 2012 09:59

    need more cars then...Hambantota Port is going to be busy

    Reply : 0       5

    CHANDRAPALA Friday, 13 July 2012 11:25

    These days the government is filling vacancies in the state sector including state banks very unfair manner even without giving an opportunity to the young intelligent applicants who do not have any political favors to apply these posts. As a citizen of this country i would like to ask from the government the criteria they have followed to fill the vacancies in the above ministries.

    Reply : 1       6

    Hamlet Sunday, 15 July 2012 07:20

    More Bribery and Corruption.

    Reply : 0       0

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