Kottegoda appointed as Defence Secretary

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed General Shantha Kottegoda as the new Defence Secretary.

The President’s Media Division stated that Kottegoda was appointed to this post by the President today (29).

Further, the Inspector General of Police, Pujith Jayasundara has been sent on compulsory leave by the President following his refusal to step down as the IGP