Partial de-militarization in the appointment of new Secretaries to Lankan Ministries
Posted on May 24th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia

Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia): Three military officers who were Secretaries to ministries in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government have been replaced in the reshuffle carried out by the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday.

In the partial de-militarization, Adm.Prof. Jayanath Colombage, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been replaced by Mrs.Aruni Wijewardena;  Maj.Gen.Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Secretary Health has been replaced by S.J.S.Chandraguptha and Maj.Jagath Alwis has been replaced by S.Hettiarachchi.

Both Adm.Colombage and Maj.Gen.Jagath Alwis had resigned earlier.ADVERTISEMENT

Two army men, Maj.Gen. Kamal Gunaratne and Gen.Daya Ratnayake retain their ministers which are Defense and Industries respectively.

In the reshuffle, some Secretaries have retained their posts, some have been shifted to other ministries and some have been dropped.

The list of new Secretaries appointed to the Cabinet Ministries is as follows.

01: Mr. R.W.R. Pemasiri                 – Transport and Highways Ministry

02: Mr. M.M.P.K. Mayadunne                – Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry

03: Mr. K.D.S. Ruwanchandra                 – Ports, Shipping and Aviation Ministry

04: Mr. S.T. Kodikara                      – Trade, Commerce and Food Security Ministry

05: Ms. Wasantha Perera              – Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms Ministry

06: Mr. S. Hettiarachchi                          – Public Security Ministry

07: Mr. M.N. Ranasinghe               – Education Ministry

08: Mr. M.P.D.U.K. Mapa Pathirana      – Power and Energy Ministry

09: Ms. R.M.I. Ratnayake              –  Ministry of Fisheries

10: Mr. Monti Ranatunga              –  Ministry of Water Supply

11: Mr. U.D.C. Jayalal                     –  Ministry of Irrigation

12: Mr. Anuradha Wijekoon                   – Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry

13: Dr. Anil Jasinghe                       –  Ministry of Environment

14: Mr. Anusha Palpita                            – Ministry of Mass Media

15: Mr. M.B.R. Pushpakumara               – Ministry of Agriculture

16: Mr. Somaratne Vidanapathirana     – Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Ministry

17: General (Retired) Daya Ratnayake – Ministry of Industries

18: Ms. Aruni Wijewardena                    – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

19: Mr. B.L.A.J. Dharmakeerthi              – Ministry of Plantation Industries

20: Ms. R.M.C.M. Herath               – Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Ministry

21: Mr. S.J.S. Chandragupta                    – Ministry of Health

22: Mr. P.H.C. Ratnayake               – Ministry of Urban Development and Housing

23: Mr. R.P.A. Wimalaweera                  – Ministry of Labor and Foreign Employment

Two Military Officers dropped

Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia): Three military officers who were Secretaries in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government have been replaced in the reshuffle of ministerial Secretaries made by the Sri Lankan President on Tuesday.

In the partial de-militarization, Adm.Prof. Jayanath Colombage, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been replaced by Mrs.Arunit Wijewardena;  Maj.Gen.Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Secretary Health has been replaced by S.J.S.Chandraguptha and Maj.Jagath Alwis has been replaced by S.Hettiarachchi.

Both Adm.Colombage and Maj.Gen.Jagath Alwis had resigned earlier.

Two army men, Maj.Gen. Kamal Gunaratne and Gen.Daya Ratnayake retain their ministers which are Defense and Industries respectively.

In the reshuffle, some Secretaries have retained their posts, some have been shifted to other ministries and some have been dropped.

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