Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed his son Yoshitha Rajapaksa as his Chief of Staff, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

The Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, Hu Wei, had recently met Yoshitha Rajapaksa and congratulated him on his new appointment, a post on the Embassy's offical twitter account revelead.

The second son of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Yoshitha is also currently serving as an officer of the Sri Lanka Navy.