Reputed Civil Servant Austin fernando to be appointed as the Secretary to the President, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.
Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon has resigned yesterday. Meanwhile, Austin Fernando had resigned from the post of the Governor of Eastern Province on the 22nd of June and the President has accepted his resignation on the 27th of June, Colombo Telegraph learns.
According to the sources close to the Presidential Secretariat, President Maithripala Sirisena has last night singed the appointment letter.
We publish below a short resume of Austin Fernando: