Amirthanayagam appointed as Dy Chief of Staff to PM

Pradeep Amirthanayagam has been appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister’s office said.

Mr. Amirthanayagam is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (FCIM) and a

reputed advertising and media personality in Sri Lanka with over 30 years’ experience in the fields of journalism,

advertising and administration.  He is a media icon who served as a

news presenter for Rupavahini, ITN and SLBC and also an interviewer and a cricket commentator.

Mr. Pradeep Amirthanayagam was instrumental in setting up Holmes Pollard and Stott (Pvt) Ltd- advertising services company in 1990.

He had been the Deputy Chairman of People’s Leasing & Finance since 2015.

He is a past President of the Rotary Club of Colombo West and a Director of the Anura Bandaranaike Foundation.