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Udaya R. Seneviratne,new Secretary to the President

Udaya R. Seneviratne who has been appointed as the new Secretary to the President assumed duties yesterday afternoon.

Seneviratne will replace Austin Fernando who handed in his resignation in May this year and left office on Thursday.

Seneviratne was previously the Secretary to the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment under President Sirisena and was briefly appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Health last year.

He later assumed duties at the Secretary to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research. A Sri Lanka Administrative Service officer, he has over 30 years of experience working in various government industries and departments.