madem newThe staff of the District Secretariat and all the Divisional Secretariats congratulate Mrs. Malani Lokupothagama, Government Agent of the Administrative District of Ratnapura who has become the first Lady officer out of 50 Golden Sri Lankan Women in the field of Leadership and Administration in State Sector at the “ Top 50 Professional and Carrier Women Awards Ninth Edition Sri Lanka and Maldives 2019” Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony was held with the participation of Hon. Speaker of the Parliament of Sri lanka Mr. Karu Jayasuriya and other distinguished guests. This Ceremony was jointly organized by the Women in Management (WIM) and International Finance Corporation with assistance of Australian government.

Mrs. Malani Lokupothagama holds a Special Degree in Economics from the University of Colombo and a Masters Degree in Economics from the university of Kelaniya. In addition to that, she has followed the Diploma in Public Management and Good Governance at H.I.S. University in Netherland.

Mrs. Malani Lokupothagama who joined the Sri Lanka Teachers’ Service on 23.08.1987, made her first appointment in a school situated in a hard area in the Puttalam District. She joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service as an Assistant Divisional Secretary of Akmeemana Divisional Secretariat in Galle District. Thereafter she served as the Assistant Divisional Secretary of Yakkalamulla from June 2003 up to 21 July 2005, as the Divisional Secretary of Bope Poddala from 22.07.2005 to 15.01.2012. During her tenure as the Divisional Secretary at Bope Poddala Division, she won numerous productivity awards and ISO 9001 certification in 2011. Moreover, she has performed as acting Divisional Secretary in several Divisional Secretariats in Galle District during her period of office as the Divisional Secretary of Bope Poddala. She has performed in capacity of Additional District Secretary of the Administrative District of Galle from 01.06.2012 to 30.11.2016 and as acting District Secretary of Galle from 08.09.2015 to 21.05.2016. She is rendering a great service to the public in capacity of the Government Agent of the Administrative District of Ratnapura from 01.12.2016 up to date.

Similarly, Mrs. Malani Lokupothagama, having engaged in disaster relief services being in-charge of Habaraduwa area in Galle, at the time of Tsunami the recent tragedy occurred on 26.12.2004 in Sri Lanka states that she has acquired a vast experience and knowledge on disaster management and relief services, and that such experience helped to work in the Ratnapura District which is constantly in distress.

The Staff of the District Secretariat of Ratnapura wishes Mrs. Malani Lokupothagama, the Government Agent of Ratnapura to be healthy and happy to remain at the forefront of the public service for decades to serve the Sri Lankan citizens.