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New Education Secretary for Central Province

New Education Secretary R. M. P. S. Rathnayaka receiving his appointment letter from Governor Niluka Ekanayaka. Central Province Chief Secretary Sarath Premawansha and the Governor's Secretary Tissa Karunarathna are also in picture.

R. M. P. S. Rathnayaka has been appointed as the new Education and Chief Ministry Secretary of the Central Province. He received his appointment letter from Central Province Governor Niluka Ekanayaka yesterday (29).

Rathnayaka received the new appointment while serving as Central Province Agriculture and Hindu Activities Ministry Secretary. He had previously served as Divisional Secretary of Kandeketiya and Hanguranketha Divisional Secretariat areas as well as Deputy Chief Secretary of the Central Provincial Council. He is an official with vast experience.

He is a BSc degree holder of the Peradeniya University and has obtained his BSc degree from the Kelaniya University as well. A past student of Walapane Kurupanawela Senarath Maha Vidyalaya, Rathnayaka is a special graded officer of the Sri Lankan Administration Service.

The above position fell vacant when P. B. Wijayarathna who served as Central Province Education and Chief Ministry Secretary moved out once he was promoted as Uva Province Chief Secretary.