Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake stated that the Parliamentary Council which met on Oct 25th under the chairmanship of Speaker - Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, agreed the proposal made President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint Mr. Sundaram Arumainayagam as a member to the Public Service Commission given the demise of Mr. V. Sivagnanasothy.
He has previously served as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotions & Market Diversification and the State Ministry of Investment Promotion.
The Parliamentary Council has also agreed to the proposal made by President Rajapaksa to appoint Mrs. P. S. M. Charles to fill the vacancy created given the resignation of Jeevan Thyagarajah from the Elections Commission.
She has also previously served as the Governor of the Northern Province. She had also previously served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine and the Director General of Customs.
PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Douglas Devananda and MP Kabir Hashim also attended this online meeting.