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Susil: Will sack top management of SOEs

12 August 2015 11:07 am - 22     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A UPFA government formed after August 17 would replace the entire top management of State bodies with highly qualified new officials and immediately open inquiries on 70,000 files claimed to have received by the government, since January on corruptions and misdeeds at State commercial ventures, the UPFA said today.


The General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premajayantha charged that the yahapalana government did nothing in the last six months, but conspired against the SLFP and Rajapaksas at the Temple Trees, resulting in a glut of arrests and recording of statements of close associates and politicians of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

“Do not think for a moment that we would abandon inquiring of those petitions on corruption. But we would for sure remove Chairmen, Directors, CEOs and working directors or any other official appointed after January 8.

“We also have a closer look at the educational and professional qualifications and the integrity of top officials before they are appointed to top posts at Corporations, Commissions, Statutory Boards, Authorities and other commercial ventures as per the guidelines set out by the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE),” Premajayantha said.

Premajayantha said the UPFA government in its 2015 budget proposals had pledged to rectify pension anomalies of retired public servants based on the 2015 salaries effective from July 2015.

Until then the Rajapaksa government proposed to pay an allowance of Rs. 3,000 per month for pensioners until the anomalies were rectified in July.
“The yahapalana government has reversed that decision and has now decided to revise pensions based on 2016 salaries and to continue to pay the Rs. 3,000 allowance up to then, which is a loss to pensioners,” he said. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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  Comments - 22

  • AR Thursday, 13 August 2015 07:31 AM

    Wow another rounds of reappointments... Then when everyone is going to focus on the public issues?

    CitizenPerera Wednesday, 12 August 2015 04:45 PM

    Start by SACKING YOURSELF FIRST! Does our nation nation need anymore hacks like you?

    channa Wednesday, 12 August 2015 04:54 PM

    Re-appoint the official who were before 8th Jan. Suba Anagathayak.

    kamalhot1 Wednesday, 12 August 2015 04:56 PM

    When did you wake up? As there were lot of files pending investigation even before Jan 8th. Were you waken up by those slaps ? Utter joke !!!

    Bala Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:03 PM

    How about applying the criterion -- have a closer look at the educational and professional qualifications and the integrity of top officials -- to your party candidates first. Charity begins at home. Clean yourselves first.

    JD Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:08 PM

    Please Sack yourself first....

    karthi Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:15 PM

    Before you decide to sack anybody it is wise to wait and see whom the people are going to sack on Aug.17th

    karthi Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:15 PM

    Before you decide to sack anybody it is wise to wait and see whom the people are going to sack on Aug.17th

    Sikuru Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:17 PM

    And you are going to appoint members of the extended Rajapaksa family again?

    VIJAI Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:01 PM

    After August 17 MARA Beat Again

    garawi Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:27 AM

    You mean re-appoint the crooks who were there before Jan8 !

    Dee Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:29 AM

    Yes. the crooks you appointed are still a menace to the nation. no need to worry, they will be sacked anyway. only difference is you will not have any say in the sacking.

    johan Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:31 AM

    MS is waiting for an opportunity to sack all wrong doersin SLFP we have to wait and see after the Election for therestructure of the party

    Jay Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:38 AM

    Boru keyanna hondata kata hedila

    Jamis Banda Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:41 AM

    With chaps like Nishantha Wickramasinghe? Ha! Ha!

    mack Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:48 AM

    worthless lunatic via DM Android App

    Jaya Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:45 AM

    Goodbye losers of the former CORRUPT regime!

    TONY Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:43 PM

    BETTER FOR YOU TO START SACKING GOOD FOR NOTHING MPS IN YOUR LIST

    Jeyaseelan Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:05 AM

    You and Dillan look pathotic

    thumpane gamaya Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:15 AM

    SOE management should not worry, we the voters will sack this water petrol Susil on 17aug....

    de silva Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:15 AM

    What were you doing for nine years.POLGEWADA

    Mahinda Gunaweera Thursday, 13 August 2015 10:18 AM

    Well done Susil appoint eminent people to state institutions like former chairman of Air Lanka Mr Nishanth Wickramasinge (even without O/L)


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