Local News Update: Thirty-two new State Ministry secretaries received their letter of appointments from the Secretary to the President Dr. P.B.Jaysundara at the President Secretariate last (9) evening.
President further expressed, All the weaknesses in the Public sector in this country should be identified promptly and accurately in order to develop the country and we should commit ourselves to build a quality Public service through an attitudinal transformation, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said addressing the newly appointed State Ministry Secretaries at the Presidential Secretariat this evening (09).
Modern technology should be used to the best of its capability to maintain Public service efficiently and effectively. President also highlighted the importance of operating the State apparatus without fraud or corruption.
President said more training opportunities will be offered to government officials and this matter was discussed during his recent visit to India.
The President said that his policy statement has covered every sector in the country and that each Ministry has a role to play in fulfilling those responsibilities. President further said that he hopes everyone at the Ministry level will act responsibly to realize the aspirations of the people.
The new State Ministry secretaries are;
1 Mr. S. H. Harischandra State Ministry of Water Supply Facilities
2 Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake State Ministry of Urban Development
3 Mr. S. Senanayake State Ministry of Irrigation and Rural Development
4 Mr. M. C. L. Rodrigo State Ministry of Land and Land Development
5 Ms. S. H. A. N. D. Abeyratne State Ministry of Economic and Policy Development
6 Mr. B. K. S. Ravindra State Ministry of Public Administration and Local Government
7 Mr.D. A. W. Wanigasooriya State Ministry of Railway Services
8 Prof. Sunanda Madduma BandaraState Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
9 Ms.D. S. Wijesekara State Ministry of Small and Medium Scale Enterprise Development
10 Ms. L. D. Senanayake State Ministry of International Cooperation
11 Miss. R. S. M. V. Seneviratne State Ministry of Indigenous Medicine Services
12 Ms. A. S. Padmalatha State Ministry of Women and Child Affairs
13 Mr. K. H. D. K. Samarakoon State Ministry of Power
14 Mr. M. A. B. V. Bandaranayake State Ministry of Youth Affairs
15 Mr. M. Devasurendra State Ministry of Energy
16 Mr. S. G. Wijayabandu State Ministry of Public Management and Accounting
17 Mr. S. Arumeinayagam State Ministry of Investments Promotion
18 Mr. M. S. S. S. Fernando State Ministry of Tourism Promotion
19 Mr. C. S. Lokuhetti State Ministry of Technology and Innovation
20 Ms. G. C. Karunaratne State Ministry of Human Rights and Legal Reforms
21 Mr. A. Senanayake State Ministry of Mahaweli Development
22 Mr. M. I. Amir State Ministry of Export Agriculture
23 Mr. D. D. Mataraarachchi State Ministry of Development Banks and Loan Schemes
24 Mr. N. P. V. C. Piyathilleke State Ministry of Ports Development
25 Miss. E. M. M. R. K. Ekanayake State Ministry of Transport Services Management
26 Miss. K. W. T. N. Amaratunge State Ministry of Road Development
27 Miss. A. K. W. W. M. N. K. Weerasekara State Ministry of Wildlife Resources
28 Ms. W. A. D. C. Rupasinghe State Ministry of Environment
29 Mr. K. A. K. R. Dharmapala State Ministry of Fisheries and Freshwater Fishing Industries
30 Miss. K. G. A. Alawatta State Ministry of Social Security
31 Miss. R. Vijayalechchumi State Ministry of Community Development
32 Mr. Anuradha Wijekoon State Ministry of Tea Industries Development