Sri Lanka impermanent Treasury secretary takes up duties

ECONOMYNEXT – H H R Samaratunga who was re-appointed as impermanent Treasury Secretary by President Maithripala Sirisena had assumed duties on Monday, the finance ministry said.

Samaratunga was Treasury secretary until October 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and purportedly dissolved a cabinet.

A second cabinet also stood dissolved after Rajapaksa lost a vote of no-confidence. Under the constitution secretaries also lose office, as the institution of apolitical permanent secretaries was broken after independence from British rule.

 

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