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Finance Ministry To Discuss Resignation Issue

The Ministry of Finance is to hold a discussion this week on the resignation of a group of directors in government institutions representing the Treasury.

Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. R. H. S. Samarathunga is to hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss the issue, Finance Ministry sources said.

The directors resigned after they were summoned by the police Financial Crimes investigations Division (FCID). The directors were in the management of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, SriLankan Airlines and Ports Authority and they were hauled before the FCID to respond to allegations of fraud said to have been committed when former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in power.

Sources said that the directors resigned to avoid facing action over their conduct under the former regime.

The Finance Ministry has been told by the Prime Minister’s office not to re-appoint the directors who had resigned. (AW)

 

8 Comments for “Finance Ministry To Discuss Resignation Issue”

  1. Nalin

    There was a Chairman who use to take over six hours for the Board Meeting and discuss only two or three Board Papers and discuss various other things. When most of the Board members were not there he use to rush through all the Board Papers and approve what he wants.

  2. citizen of banana republic

    Most of these Directors appointed were not the efficient ones but yes people of PBJ. The prestige factor, made them approving all hanky panky deals and they have to take the responsibility for the fraudulent decisions under their watch. They had the option to refuse the appointments but chose not to do so thinking PBJ and Rajapakses were eternal. They should disclose how and who proposed the rogue deals and come out clean if they did not benefit financially. After all they are public servants paid by peoples money and not servants of politicians.

  3. gamarala

    They should not be allowed to get away with their crime of wastage and pilfering of the nations’ wealth.
    Their resignations should not prevent their prosecutions.

  4. At last the worms are coming out of the “woodwork”

  5. Park

    Just because they resign now, it does not mean they cannot be charged in a court for their past actions if they have done wrong. They have to be punished if proven guilty.

  6. sg

    We will see what will happen….

  7. sg

    Don,t underestimate government bureaucracy by the politicians,, because bureaucracy is third government of the state…

  8. jay

    Minister Rajitha the HORA was summoned by the CID SIX TIMES TO RECORD A STATEMENT REGARDING CERTAIN CHARGES.BUT HE NEVER CALLED AT THE FCID, IS THIS SO CALLED RANIL-SIRA’S YAHAPALANAYA???

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