Presidential Secretary P.B. Abeykoon resigns?
June 30, 2017 07:23 pm
The Secretary to the President Mr P.B. Abeykoon has resigned due to personal reasons, sources told Ada Derana.
He had tendered his letter of resignation to the President this evening (30).
The Senior SLAS officer and former Public Administration Ministry Secretary was appointed as the Secretary to the then newly-elected President Maithripala Sirisena on Jan 10, 2015.
Abeykoon 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. As Controller General.
He has a Special Degree in Economics from University of Kelaniya in 1980 and a Diploma in Agriculture from the School of Agriculture, Kundasale in 1981 & his Masters in Development Management (MOM) from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Manila, the Philippines in 1995.