The appointment of 08 Secretaries to Ministries has been approved by the Committee on High Posts, the Communications Department of Parliament said in a statement.
General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Defense was among the Secretaries to the Ministries who received approval of the Committee on High Posts chaired by Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, yesterday (Nov. 23).
In addition, Mr. W.H. Karunaratna as the Secretary to the Ministry of Development Coordination and monitoring, Mr. D.L.P.R. Abeyratne as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Development of Minor Crops including Sugarcane, Maize, Cashew, Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Betel Related Industries and Export Promotion, Mrs. D.N. Liyanage as the Secretary to the Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation received approval for their appointments.
Meanwhile, the appointments of Mr. M.A.B.V. Banadaranayake as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Rattan, Brass, Pottery, Furniture and Industrial Promotion, Mrs. K.A.D.R Nishanthi Jayasinghe as the Secretary to the State Ministry of National Heritage Performing Arts and Rural Arts Promotion and Mr. D.P.G. Kumarasiri as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Estate Housing and Community Infrastructure were also approved by the Committee.
The Committee on High Posts also granted its approval for the appointments of Mr. M.N. Ranasinghe as State Secretary to the State Ministry of Promoting the Production and Regulating the Supply of Organic Fertilizer, and Paddy and Grains, Organic Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Chilies, Onion and Potato Cultivation Promoting, Seed Production and Advanced Technology, Agriculture.
The Committee also gave the nod to the appointment of Mr. Sirimal Perera as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Urban Development, Waste Disposal and Community cleanliness.
Ministers Chamal Rajapaksa, Dinesh Gunawardena, Douglas Devananda, (Dr.) Bandula Gunawardana, Udaya Gammanpila, Hon. State Ministers Vidura Wickramanayaka, (Dr.) Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Hon. Members of Parliament Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, John Seneviratne, Thalatha Athukorala, Dharmalingam Siddharthan were present at this Committee meeting. – ada derana