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* New secretary of Sri Lanka Ministry of Postal Services
Wed, Apr 6, 2011, 10:45 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 06, Colombo: As the employees of the Sri Lanka Postal Department have walked out demanding removal of the Post Master General D.M.K. Dissanayake, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed a new secretary to the Ministry of Postal Services.

Accordingly, veteran administrator Hemasiri Fernando is to assume duty today as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Postal Services.

Fernando, who is a Presidential Adviser on sports, is the Chairman of National Olympic Committee.

He is a past student of Nalanda College and graduated as an Economist from Colombo University. He served as the secretary to the former Prime Minister Sirima Bandaranaike. He has also held the posts of Chairman of Telecom and Airport and Aviation Authority.

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