Rohanadheera second woman to be Parliamentary Chief-of-staff

Kushani Rohanadheera is the new Deputy Secretary General of Parliament

ECONOMYNEXT – Kushani Rohanadheera has been appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff of Parliament, the House announced today.

Rohanadheera is the second woman to hold the post after the redoubtable Priyani Wijesekara, who went on to become Secretary-General and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Vienna.

She was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of the former Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff of Parliament Neil Iddawala as a Judge of the Court of Appeal.

Rohanadheera has served as the Assistant Secretary-General (Administrative Services) of Parliament since 2012. She joined the Parliamentary Service in 1999 as a Parliamentary Officer.

Described as a “distinguished alumnus of Dharmasoka Vidyalaya, Ambalangoda”, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colombo.

She later graduated with a Bachelor of Law from the Open University of Sri Lanka passing the Law College Examination being sworn in as an attorney at law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. (Colombo, December 3, 2020)

Reported by Arjuna Ranawana

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