Resettlement Ministry Secretary assumes duties

Resettlement Ministry Secretary V. Sivagnanasothy assumes the duties.

V. Sivagnanasothy assumed duties as the new Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs Ministry Secretary, yesterday.

Sivagnanasothy, a distinguished officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, has held the post of secretary to several ministers, including the National Integration and Reconciliation Ministry and the Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Ministry. In addition, he serves as the Presidential Task Force Secretary.

Initiating his duty, Sivagnanasothy said that his ministry, mandated with the function of uplifting war-affected people, had a lot of important duties to carry out and therefore, the commitment and efficiency of ministry officers were essential. He said, “As the responsibility to serve the nation is entrusted with public officers, they shall commit to deliver it honestly and humbly. It is the fortune of the affected people that this ministry has been given to Douglas Devananda, who is a talented minister committed to serve the public.”

Well wishes of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister Douglas Devananda were delivered by Ministry Media Secretary Nelson S. Edirisinghe. Officers including Additional Secretaries S. Baskaran and P. Sendilnandanan, as well as Minister Devananda’s private secretary K. Dayananda participated in the event.


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