(Lanka e News -07.July.2018, 11.30PM) A senor administrative retired officer Udaya R. Seneviratne was appointed as the new presidential secretary on the 6 th.
He received the appointment letter officially from the president on the 06 th afternoon at the presidential secretariat. Seneviratne who was previously the secretary to ministry of science, technology and research, went on retirement some months ago..
Seneviratne who has 37 years experience in the state administrative service , had earlier worked as permanent secretary in the ministries of sports , Highways and investment promotion , Productivity promotion , Environment and Mahaweli development. He had also worked as the additional secretary at ministry of foreign affairs , and as deputy secretary at ministry of finance and planning.
He is a B.Sc. Graduate of the Kelaniya University and possesses a mass media B.Sc.degree from the same University .He also has the following qualifications : Post diploma qualifications in development communication as well as in provincial administration research from the Colombo University. Post diploma qualification in management from the Open University
It is interesting to note as many as four officers declined to accept the post of secretary to the incumbent president following the resignation of Austin Fernando . Finally it is Udaya R Seneviratne who agreed to accept it.
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