Lady Takes Up Duties as Secretary in the Ministry of Health for the First Time

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Mrs. Sudharma Karunarathne, assumed her duties as Secretary, Ministry of Health on 02nd June 2014. She is the first lady to hold the position of Secretary in the Ministry of Health. Mrs. Karunarathna has graduated from University of Sri Jayewardenepura with a first class in Geography and earned her postgraduate qualifications in State Administration from Carleton University, Canada. She entered the Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 1984 and since then held several key administrative positions.

She has served as the Director General of the Department of Management Services in the Ministry of Finance and then as the Director General of Sri Lanka Customs Department. Thereafter she was promoted as the Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and held that position for 2 ½ years.

Photograph: Mrs. Sudarma Karunarathne assumes her duties as the Secretary to the Ministry of Health on 02nd June 2014 at 10 am.This event was graced by Mr. K. A .S Keeragala Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Palitha Mahipala Director General of Health Services, Deputy Director Generals of Health Services, and other officials of the Ministry of Health.