Deshamaniya Baku Mahadeva, one of the oldest members of the former Ceylon Civil Service, passed away at the age of 91. He had an illustrious career spanning four decades.
He served as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs. He also held the post of Secretary to the Treasury. Mahadeva served as Chairman of the National Development Bank, DFCC and was also a Director of the People’s Bank.
After retiring from the public service, he served as an International Civil Servant in Malaysia.
Mahadeva also served as Chairman and Director of several private sector companies besides being Chairman of the board of trustees of the Sri Ponnambalavaneeswara temple Kochikade and Sri Arunachaleswara Temple, Mutuwal.