( July 4, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) President Maithripala Sirisena has handed over appointment letters to three top positions in the state including his third defence secretary of his administration.
The appointment letters were given for the positions of Secretary to the President, Defence Secretary and Army Commander.
Those appointed to the above positions are as follows;
Secretary to President – Austin Fernando
Defence Secretary – Kapila Waidyarathne
Army Commander – Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake
Austin Fernando is a former Governor to the Eastern Province and a Senior Administrative Officer.
Kapila Waidyarathne served as a Senior Additional Solicitor General prior to his appointment as the Defence Secretary.
Also, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, the new Army Commander served as the Military Chief of Staff.