The president appointed Dr. Dayan Jayatilake  as the ambassador to Russia The president appointed Dr. Dayan Jayatilake as the ambassador to Russia
Jun 15, 2018

Parliament inquires into qualifications of Dayan, 6 others Featured

The parliamentary committee on high posts is to inquire into the qualifications of seven top state appointees.

They are ambassador to Russia Dr. Dayan Jayatilake, chairman of the National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency Prof. Daya Edirisinghe, chairman of the State Timber Corporation K.W. Shantha Bandara, chairman of the National Livestock Development Board K. Muthuvinayagam, chairman of the Lankaputra Development Bank J.T.S.T. Kariyawasam, chairman of the National Aquaculture Development Authority Nuwan Prasanna Madhawarachchi and chairman of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation Hemal Gunasekara.

The committee requests the public to submit objections, before June 23, to any
of these appointments.

It examines the suitability of persons who have been either appointed to any post or nominated to hold office in any post determined by the Cabinet of Ministers and to make recommendations in regard to such persons.

At present the following categories of Officers are examined by the Committee:

1) All Secretaries to Cabinet Ministries
2) All persons proposed to be appointed as Heads of Sri Lanka Missions abroad
3) Chairmen of Boards, Corporations and other State Institutions

When a nomination is received by the Secretary to the Committee the nominee is required to submit his/her bio-data together with a Declaration of Assets and Liabilities in the prescribed form which is now available in the Parliament Website.

The Secretary to the Committee would take steps to publish advertisements in newspapers in all three languages inviting the public to send representations/petitions regarding such appointments if any to the Secretary to the Committee.

The Committee is empowered to report to Parliament from time to time and shall continue its examination although Parliament may be prorogued.


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