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President Sirisena Appoints New Army Chief, Defence Secy, Secretary to the President and Eastern Province Governor.

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala has announced four major appointments mafe by him on July 3rd 2017.
President Sirisena revealed details of the new appointmets to the world at large through his twitter account.

The names of the new Army Commander, Defence Secretary, Secretary to the President and Eastern Province Governor were publicised by the President through tweets.

The new appointmets were –

Army chief of Staff Maj- General Mahesh Senanayake was appointed the new Army commander. President Sirisena tweeted – “A proud son of mother Sri Lanka, Mahesh Senanayake took office as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army”.

Old Thomian Kapila waidyaratne who has served as senior additional solicitor -general and as a trial attorney in the UN international criminal tribunal has been appointed as the new Defence secretary.“Former Additional Solicitor-General Kapila Waidyaratne is the new Secretary of Defence”tweeted President Sirisena.

Former Defence Secretary and ex-eastern province Governor Austin Fernando has assumed duties as the Secretary to the President. “Veteran administrator Austin Fernando assumed duties as President’s Secretary a while ago. He will add great strength to our public service”. Tweeted President Sirisena.

Senior lawyer and former Foreign Affairs minister Rohitha Bogollagama was appointed as the new Governor of the Eastern province. President Sirisena tweeted thus- “Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama is the new Governor of the Eastern Province”.

It is indeed interesting that President Sirisena is increasingly resorting to Twitter to make important announcements like US president Donald Trump.

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