The portfolios were earlier held by D.V Upul. President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed a new Southern Provincial Minister of Fisheries, Livestock, Environment, Electricity and Rural Industries.The President appointed H.W. Gunasena as the new Southern Provincial Minister of Fisheries, Livestock, Environment, Electricity and Rural Industries.
A police officer was moonlighting as a prostitute while on sick leave from a force which has been plagued by sex scandals, a disciplinary hearing heard.Detective Constable Richard Holder was sacked without notice for gross misconduct at a disciplinary hearing on Monday – but he had already resigned.He is the second Sussex Police officer to have been discovered advertising himself as a prostitute in less than two years.Chief Constable Giles York told the hearing at force headquarters in Lewes, East Sussex, that Holder had advertised on the AdultWork.com website using a “Sweet Sensations” account and was accepting payment for sexual encounters at his home while he was off duty and on sick leave.Mr York said Holder’s employment record showed he had a “pattern of disruptive behaviour that has been on the verge of criminal at times” and struggled with “under performance”, adding: “He seems to have never been an officer with any great glory about him.”The force’s Police Federation chairman Matt Webb, representing Holder, said he had “fallen on his sword”, adding: “He fully admits all of the allegations set out against him. He took a pragmatic approach to these proceedings and has resigned. He asked me to express his apologies for his lack of judgment.” The father-of-four, who has been suspended while the IPCC continues its investigation into alleged misconduct, said the claims were unfounded.No action has been taken against Ms Porter so far, it is understood.In February last year police constable Mark Scruby was sacked after telling his sergeant she resembled a porn star.In 2015 Inspector Lee Lyons was fired after admitting he contacted prostitutes while on duty. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. In December 2016, Hastings-based police constable Daniel Moss was investigated and suspended from duty after he was caught advertising himself online as a male prostitute and offered to perform sex acts for cash.He had been on sick leave since that September for stress. A disciplinary hearing took place but Moss did not attend and was dismissed with immediate effect. Last year it emerged one of the force’s inspectors could face criminal charges after being arrested over claims he had sex with women he met while on duty.Brighton-based Inspector Tony Lumb was suspended from his post earlier while the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – now known as the Independent Office for Police Conduct – investigated.The former elected Sussex Police Federation member for the inspector’s branch board in Brighton and Hove was arrested in March last year on suspicion of misconduct in public office over allegations he had improper sexual relations with women in the course of his duties.The case was referred to the Crown Prosecution Service in November. News of Mr Lumb’s arrest surfaced just days before it emerged misconduct papers were served by the force on Chief Inspector Rob Leet and Sergeant Sarah Porter after the pair allegedly had sex on duty.