Member of Parliament Hon.Dr.Bandula Gunawardane assumed duty as Minister of Mass Media today (25).

He took over his appointment letter from President Ranil Wickremesinghe on last Friday (22).  Dr.Gunawardane has held the same portfolio previously. He has also been appointed as the Minister of Transport and Highways in addition to the post of Minister of Mass Media.

In this occasion secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media Anusha Palpita, Additional secretary to the Ministry (Administration) S.R.W.M.R.P Sathkumara, Additional secretary E.M.S.B Jayasundara, Director General of the Department of Government Information Mohan Samaranayake and other senior officials of the Ministry also participated.