Dr. Damitha de Zoysa appointed Actg. Secretary Fisheries

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Dr. (Mrs.) Damitha de Zoysa has been appointed as the Acting Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in addition to her substantive post of Secretary at the Ministry of Plantation Industries. She took up duties at the Fisheries Ministry yesterday. She has worked in the same capacity from 2010 to 2013 after which she worked as the Secretary in the Plantation Industry Ministry. Dr. (Mrs.) Damitha de Zoysa is a graduate from the University of Peradeniya with a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics (Statistics). She has obtained a M.Sc. in Agricultural Development Economics from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. She holds a M.A in Economics and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the Ohio State University, Colombus, Ohio, USA. Dr. de Zoysa belongs to the Sri Lanka Planning Service and had her initial period of career at the National Planning Department of the Ministry of Finance & Planning where she served in different capacities after leaving the University as Planning Officer, Assistant Director, Deputy Director, and Additional Director. In 1999 she was promoted as Director in the same Department. In year 2005 she was promoted as Director General, Department of Fiscal Policy of the Ministry of Finance & Planning. She has also held several responsible posts in the Ministry of Finance and other State Organizations.