Jan 04, 2019

Ministerial committee ignored Featured

An order by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for a three-member ministerial committee to examine qualifications of nominees to state corporations and statutory board as their chairmen and directors has been ignored, according to Temple Trees sources.

The committee, comprising Kabir Hashim, Sagala Ratnayake and Gayantha Karunatilake, had been given strict instructions against appointing any relative of ministers to such positions.

It met yesterday (04) but ended without any elaborations.

A senior UNP minister told Sri Lanka Mirror that most ministers have appointed their cronies to state institutions.

Even, a member of the committee has appointed a brother of his as the chairman of a state institution.

Many state institutions, including the CEB and the CPC, are in a muddle as their top positions have not been filled following the cabinet reshuffle.

A delay in the delegation of subjects to ministers has aggravated the matter.

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