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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

New faces for 6 big government posts

The Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake stated that three Secretaries to the Ministries and two Ambassadors received the approval of the Parliamentary Committee on High Posts yesterday (22).

This approval was given at the Committee on High Posts chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday.

Secretary to the Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government Mr. J. Ratnasiri, Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture. M. Udith K. Jayasinghe, and Secretary to the State Ministry of Gem and Jewelery Associations. M. Mr. Piyatissa has been given such approval.

In addition, the decision taken by the Ministry of External Affairs to appoint Mr. Jagath Wellawatte as the new Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Italy has been approved by the Committee on High Posts in Parliament.

Mr. Wellawatte had earlier approved nominations for the post of Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia.

At the same time, the appointment of JM Janaka Priyantha Bandara, the current High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Myanmar was approved, Mr. Dasanayake said.

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