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Former Secretary to the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy Mr. BMUD Basnayaka assumed his duties auspiciously as the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development in a function held at the Defence Ministry premises short while ago.

Mr. Basnayaka, a renowned member of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service who is having a vast experience with a service of over 33 years. He has served as a Senior Lecturer in the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration whilst imparting administrative awareness to the senior military officials during the past. Throughout the carrier of past three decades he has also served as a lecturer in the Police Training College and as a Senior Administrative Officer of the Ministry of Finance.

Speaking at the event organized to takeover duties, Mr. Basnayaka emphasized on the importance of team work in an affable working environment. He also pledged to continue the hard won peace while working towards the vision of His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena.

Secretaries to the Government Ministries, Tri-Forces Commanders, Ministry Officials, Senior State Officials and a gathering of Senior Military Officials were present at the event.