State Secretary

Mr. A. Senanayake
State Secretary

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Mr. A. Senanayake currently holds the position of Secretary, State Ministry of Regional Cooperation, under the Foreign Ministry. He has previously served as Secretary to the State Ministry of Mahaweli Development, Secretary to the State Ministry of Postal Services and Professional Development of Journalists and Secretary to the State Ministry of Backward Rural Areas Development and Promotion of Domestic Animal Husbandry and Minor Economic Crop Cultivation.

His first appointment was as Branch Manager of the Regional Rural Development Bank, Nuwara Eliya in 1988. He Joined the Public Service in 1992 and counts on 29 years of experience in the Public Service. He is a Special Grade Officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS). Since then, he has held the posts of Assistant Divisional Secretary of Hanguranketha, Assistant Election Commissioner of Ampara, Matara, Kandy, Gampaha, Badulla, and Matale Districts, Deputy Election Commissioner of Colombo District,  Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Internal Affairs Wayamba Development & Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Higher Education & Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Wayamba Development, Ministry of Cultural Internal Affairs & Regional Development and the Ministry of Internal & Home Affairs and Provincial Council & Local Government.

During his career, He has contributed to several Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committees and Technical Evaluation Committees. Mr. A. Senanayake represented the Ministry of Cultural Affairs as a Director Board Member in the National Library and Documentation Service Board and in addition he worked as Invigilator in Department of Examination & Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) too.

He was also a member of Sri Lankan delegations for several International Conferences, held in Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Malaysia, China and he successfully completed number of Local and Foreign Training Programmes relating to Regional and National level Development Programmes, Strategic Management, Resources Management, Revenue and Financial Management and Public Administration and Planning etc.

Mr. A. Senanayake holds a Master’s Degree in Economics in University of Kelaniya (2005). He is a graduate from the University of Kelaniya with B. Com (Special) in Management in 1986. He also followed LLB degree at the Open University of Sri Lanka.

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