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Gankanda sworn in as State Minister

United National Party (UNP) MP Dunesh Gankanda was yesterday sworn in as State Minister of Environment, while secretaries were appointed to 12 other ministries at the Presidential Secretariat.

Gankanda was sworn in as the Minister of State for Environment before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. A dozen secretaries were also appointed to ministries by the President.

Hemasiri Fernando – Secretary to the Ministry of Defence; D.M.R.B. Dissanayake - Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment; R.P. Ariyasinghe - Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; L.P. Jayampathi - Secretary to the Ministry of Ports and Shipping; K.D.S. Ruwanchandra - Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture; Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda - Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy; Padmasiri Jayamanna - Secretary to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education; H.T. Kamal Padmasiri - Secretary to the Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports; V. Sivagnanasothy - Secretary to the Ministry of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs; M.M.P.K. Mayadunne - Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries, Aquatic Resources and Rural Economic Affairs; S.M. Mohomad - Secretary to the Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure, and Community Development and S. Hettiarachchi - Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.

(FT)

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