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New NARA Director General appointed

Fish Exports State Minister Kanchana Wijesekara handing over the appointment letter to Dr. Palitha Kithsiri.
Fish Exports State Minister Kanchana Wijesekara handing over the appointment letter to Dr. Palitha Kithsiri.

Dr. Palitha Kithsiri was appointed the Director-General of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), with effect from November 3. Dr. Kithsiri received the appointment letter from Fish Exports State Minister Kanchana Wijesekara.

Dr. Kithsiri has been working as the Deputy Director-General (Research and Development) of NARA for nearly 31 years. He is a past pupil of Ananda College, Chilaw, and has a BSc. degree for Zoology from the University of Kelaniya.

He has also completed a Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) degree for Marine Fisheries Resources Management and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) degree for Fisheries and Aquaculture.