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* Parliamentary Council approval to appoint former NP Governor to the Election Commission as a member
Wed, Oct 27, 2021, 11:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 27, Colombo: The Parliamentary Council has approved the appointments of Sundaram Arumainayagam as a member to the Public Service Commission and Mrs. P. S. M. Charles as a member to the Election Commission.

The Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dassanayake stated that the Parliamentary Council which met on the 25th under the chairmanship of Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Speaker of Parliament agreed the proposal made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint Mr. Sundaram Arumainayagam as a member to the Public Service Commission given the demise of Mr. V. Sivagnanasothi.

He has previously served as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotions & Market Diversification and the State Ministry of Investment Promotion.

The Parliamentary Council has also agreed to the proposal made by President Rajapaksa to appoint Mrs. P. S. M. Charles to fill the vacancy created given the resignation of Jeevan Thyagarajah from the Elections Commission.

She has previously served as the Governor of the Northern Province. She also previously served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine and the Director General of Customs.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Douglas Devananda and Member of Parliament Kabir Hashim were also present at this meeting held online.

 

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