Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon resigns

Secretary to the President P B Abeykoon has resigned from his post, officials said this evening.

Abeykoon has resigned over personal reasons. Senior SLAS officer and former Public Administration Ministry Secretary P.B. Abeykoon assumed duties as the Secretary to President Maithripala Sirisena in January 2015.

Abeykoon joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 1982 and started his career as an Assistant Government Agent, at Gomarankadawela (Trincomalee District). Then he moved to the Department of Immigration & Emigration and worked as an Assistant Controller and later Deputy Controller. Subsequently he was appointed as the Deputy Director, Combined Services Department, Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs where he served till 2000.

From 2004 to 2005 he functioned as the Commissioner General, Department of Registration of Persons, Colombo and from 2005 to 2010 as the Controller General, Department of Immigration & Emigration. As Controller General. (Colombo Gazette)