Austin Fernando, a senior Administrative Service officer was a former Secretary to the Defence Ministry. Tilak Ranavirajah was also a senior administrative officer who held several important positions in the government as well as international organisations was secretary to the Public Security, Media, Health and Indigenous Medicine, Mahaweli and Power and Energy Ministries.
Retired Senior Administrative Service Officer W.J. S. Karunaratne was the President’s Secretary during the Chandrika Kumaratunga regime and was a former Ambassador to Canada.
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