Professor Sunanda Madduma Bandara and Kshenuka Senewiratne have been appointed as Senior Advisors to the President.

Prof. Madduma Bandara is President’s Senior Advisor (Media) and Senewiratne will be President’s Senior Advisor on International Media. Prof. Madduma Bandara, a former Vice-Chancellor of the Kelaniya University was the Head of the Department of  Economics and Social Sciences Faculty Dean at the Kelaniya University.

He has also served as the Secretary of the State Ministry of Media and also as the Director General of Information. He was also the Director General of the Economic Development Ministry. Senewiratne is a former senior Diplomat of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service and former Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary. She has served as the High Commissioner to the UK, Ambassador to Thailand and the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in both Geneva and New York.