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Media and Communication Director to the PM appointed

Wijayananda Herath was appointed as the Media and Communications Director to the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. He accepted his latter of appointment today and will serve as the Head of the Prime Minister’s Media and Communication Division. Herath had served as the Coordinating Secretary to the President from 2006 to 2014 during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure as President.

Wijayananda Herath also served as the Head of Communications at the Employees' Trust Fund Board and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Human Resource Development (IHRA), University of Colombo.

He was also the President of the State Media Secretaries' Association from 2006 to 2014 and has been the Media Advisor to the Sri Lanka People's Front Media Centre since 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from the University of Peradeniya and a Post Graduate in Sociology from the same University. He holds a Diploma in Media from the University of Colombo and several other media institutes and holds a Diploma in Human Rights from the University of Peradeniya.