Minister of Information and Mass Media Bandula Gunawardena said that the military officers appointed to the posts are qualified to hold those positions.
He told reporters today that some appointments are made based on national requirements.
Gunawardena said that even the former Government had appointed military officers to administrative posts.
He also said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes decisions based on the best interest of the public on not based on personal reasons.
Recently, Major General Sanjeewa Munasinghe assumed duties as the new Health Ministry Secretary.
Munasinghe served as the Director General of the Army Medical Services and is a former Colonel Commandant of Army Medical Corp.
Major General Munasinghe replaced Ms. Badrani Jayawardana who served as the Health Ministry Secretary.
Meanwhile, Major General (Retired) A. K. S. Perera was appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli, Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Development. (Colombo Gazette)