New Ministry Secretaries get appointment letters

New Ministry Secretaries received their appointment letters from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today.

The letters of appointment to the new Secretaries appointed to the Cabinet Ministries were handed over by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this evening (24).

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

(Colombo Gazette)


  1. It is a welcome change to see qualified, administrative professionals taking responsibility for jobs, they were trained to do. Retired men in uniform are no match for these administrative members who have served the civilians of the nation for so long. A talented painter does not necessarily be a singer. Each has his own specialty and to switch role is to insult them. Does this apply to Gota as well? Time will tell us.

  2. I am surprised, because President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is not getting tired by standing up and delivering those appointment letters.

    Does anyone has a record how many appointment letters he has delivered and resignation letters he has received so far :—)))

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