Udaya Seneviratne assumes duties as Secretary to the President

Udaya Seneviratne, a former senior administrative officer, assumed duties as the new Secretary to the President.

He obtained his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office today.

Udaya R.Seneviratne worked as the Secretary of the Ministry of science technology and research and retired from the position several months ago and then was appointed for this post.

As an officer who has obtained a broad and wider scope of experience working in the public sector for 37 years he has worked as a permanent secretary for the Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Highways and road development and Ministry of investment and international cooperation, Ministry of Mahaweli development and environment, and as an Additional Secretary for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a Deputy Secretary for the Ministry of Finance and Planning.

Seneviratne who has worked chairing in establishing National Institute of Co-operative Development in Polgolla, has given leadership for major projects during his career.

A graduate from University of Kelaniya he has obtained the Vidyapathi degree on Mass Communication as well as the post graduate diploma on Development Communication and post graduate diploma on Regional Development and post graduate diploma on Management from the open university. (Colombo Gazette)