New Chief Secretary assumes duties. Attoner-at-Law, Mr. Sumith Alahakoon who
started his duties as the new Chief Secretary of the Southern Province, joined the SLAS service in 1998 and took over duties as the Assistant Divisional Secretary of Agalawaththa. He later servd as the Assistanr Divisional Secretary of Galle Four Gravte, Divisional Secretary of Diskwella Divisional Secretary and then he joined the Southern Provincial Council. He is a senior adminisrator officer who engaged in duties of the several posts as Deputy Secretary of the Southern Province Industrial Department, as the Secretary of the Provincial Ministry of Sport and Rural Development, as the Secretary of the Southern province Ministry of Agriculture, as the Motor Traffic Commissioner General and as the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture.