Former Secretary of the Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry, P.B. Abeykoon, today assumed duties as the Secretary to newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena.
Abeykoon, a senior official of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS), assumed duties at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.
He served as Secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration & Home Affairs from May 2010 and previously held the posts of Secretary to the Ministry of Public Management Reforms and Controller General, Department of Immigration & Emigration.
He joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 1982 and started his career as an Assistant Government Agent, at Gomarankadawela (Trincomalee District).
Then he moved to the Department of Immigration & Emigration and worked as an Assistant Controller and later Deputy Controller. Subsequently he was appointed as the Deputy Director, Combined Services Department, Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs where he served till 2000.
From 2004 to 2005 he functioned as the Commissioner General, Department of Registration of Persons, Colombo and from 2005 to 2010 as the Controller General, Department of Immigration & Emigration.