Monday, September 28, 2009

Jayasundera back as Treasury Secretary

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday appointed, with immediate effect, Dr. P. B. Jayasundera as the Treasury Secretary, the Department of Information said.

It said current Treasury Secretary Sumith Abeysinghe was transferred as Secretary to the Cabinet while Cabinet Secretary D.Wijesinghe was appointed as Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to South Africa.

Dr Jayasundera, the former Treasury Secretary, was cleared by the Supreme Court on Thursday to return to his former position. He was allowed to withdraw an affidavit filed in the Court that he would not hold any public office after being criticised in the privatisation of Lanka Marine Services.