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President appoints secretaries to ministries, government to assign ministry roles
Sun, Apr 25, 2010, 09:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Apr 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today appointed Secretaries to the government ministries. The most notables at the event that took place at the Temple Trees were the Finance Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundara and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga, and Additional Secretary to the President Gamini Senarath were also present.
Meanwhile, a gazette notification assigning the responsibilities allocated for the new ministries is to be released next week, President's Secretary Lalith Weeratunga said.
The President's Secretary said the problems arose in the previous administration when allocating responsibilities to the ministries due to the large size of the cabinet.
The government is considering the establishment of a separate unit to coordinate the ministries, Weeratunga added.
The Secretary to Ministry of ::
Dhara Wijetilake Science and Technology.
Dr. P.B. Jayasundera Economic Development.
W.B. Ganegala Mass Media and Information.
Malkanthi Wickramasinghe National Languages and Social Integration is .
Suhada Gamlath Justice.
M.M.C. Ferdinando Power and Energy.
Mahinda Madihewa Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion.
Thilak Kollure Industry and Commerce is .
A.H. Gamage Livestock and Community Development is .
Gothabaya Rajapaksa Ministry of Defence.
S. Liyanagama Sports.
Ashoka Peiris Land and land Development.
A.Dissanayake Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms.
Nishanka Wijeratne Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities.
Sita Witanarachchi Parliamentary Affairs.
Malani Peiris Plantation Industries.
Ivan De Silva Irrigation and Water Resources Management.
Ranjith de Silva Ports and Civil Aviation.
A. Abegunasekera Water Supply and Drainage.
Retired Admiral W. Karannagoda Ministry of Highways.
P.W.C. Jayatillake Posts and Telecommunications.
Wimal Rubasinghe National Heritage and Cultural Affairs.
Ashoka Jayasekera Buddhasassana and Religious Affairs.
Dr. Damitha De Soysa Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development.
Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga Environment.
B.B. Dahanayake Indigenous Medicine.
The Secretary Yamuna Chitrangani.
N.R. Gunasekera Child Development and Women’s Affairs.
Dr. T.R.C. Ruberu Health Ministry.
S.S. Hewapathirana Youth Affairs Ministry.
H.T.N. Jayawardena Petroleum Industries.
Dr. Nihal Jayatillake Local Government and Provincial Councils Ministry.
Anura Siriwardena Cooperatives and Internal Trade.
Willie Gamage State Resources and Enterprise Development.
Marina Mohamed Disaster Management.
P.B. Abeykoon State Management and Reforms.
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