President’s Secretary to resign?

President’s Secretary - Austin Fernando is to resign from his post, reports from the Presidential secretariat say.

Austin Fernando a highly experienced and versatile state administrative officer as served previously in the capacity of Defence Secretary, and is considered a close and trusted advisor to President Sirisena.

On June 30, 2017, his predecessor - P.B. Abeykoon resigned from the post of president's secretary, citing personal reasons.