Dhammika Dissanayake new Secy. Gen. of ParliamentFebruary 8, 2012, 10:30 pm
The Parliamentary Council, which met yesterday under the chairmanship of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, approved the nomination sent by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appoint Deputy Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake as the Secretary General of Parliament.
Dhammika Dassanayake is an LLB graduate from the Colombo University, an Attorney at Law by profession and has worked in the Foreign Employment Bureau since 1988. He has been a State Counsel in the Attorney General’s Department since 1989. He was appointed as the Assistant Secretary General of Parliamwnt in 1994 and as the Deputy Secretary General of Parliament in 2003. He has more than 18 years of experience in Parliament and all related fields.
Dassanayake has held many positions in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Inter Parliamentary Union and functioned as an advisor in many projects under the UNDP.
The Speaker has also decided to appoint Neil Iddawala, present Assistant Secretary General, as the Deputy Secretary General of Parliament.
Iddawala is an LLB graduate from the Colombo University and an Attorney at Law by profession. He has worked in the Textile Corporation in 1988 and then has practiced as an Attorney at Law from 1988 to 1994. He joined the judiciary in 1994 and has functioned as Additional District Judge and District Judge upto 2004. Iddawala was appointed Assistant Secretary General of Parliament in 2003.