STC Chairman Polgampola’s appointment suspended

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The appointment of Anuruddha Polgampola as the Chairman of State Timber Corporation (STC) had been suspended by President Maithripala Sirisena today, informed sources said.

He was appointed as the new STC Chairman by President Sirisena last Friday (4).

The new appointment was made following the arrest of former STC chairman P. Dissanayake by the Bribery Commission while accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

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  • Gamarala Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:37 PM

    Wow, must be yesterdays press grilling

    Ceylon Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:37 PM

    Corrupt sirisena henchman apointed and due to pressure changed him.what a corruot president.shameless.

    Sampath Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:40 PM

    Now, I respect you, Your Excellency !!

    SL Thursday, 10 May 2018 05:59 PM

    Funny !!!!!!

    malij Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:06 PM

    It is a internationally accepted and implemented practice that all the people are properly screened prior to appointing them for such important, responsible posts. Mahanama and now Polgampola. How many such people are still holding top posts in the government? Over to you Mr. President.

    ND Friday, 11 May 2018 11:17 AM

    If he was caught taking bribes and has been proved to be corrupt, then why is he not in jail? Wrongdoers place is the JAIL!

    NARAYANA Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:16 PM


    nanda Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:18 PM

    Usual pattern of changing the decision several times, but this is better decision once identified as a corrupt, better reciprocate the decision,it may lose few votes, other wise few thousand votes

    Don Juwan Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:13 PM

    Don't be happy.He will change his mind and might appoint a bigger rouge tomorrow.

    Preethi Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:27 PM

    What a joker we have in charge

    Rohantha Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:37 PM

    We should be happy, President has taken this decision. At least it shows he has listened to the public displeasure on the appointment. Move to be appreciated.

    Jaliya Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:41 PM

    The correct decision making ability of sirisena is zilch. I prefer a 8th grade pupil over this puppet any day.

    Sam Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:45 PM

    Do the justice with transparency...!

    Premalal Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:50 PM

    A confused President and a cunning PM disaster for the nation.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:06 PM

    True to form, not to forget that it's a hotchpotch government.

    Dhammika Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:14 PM

    It is SAD that many calling PRES MS as corrupt without knowing the TRUE meaning of it . Truly MS is inactive and slow BUT NOT CORRUPT . If MS is corrupt THEN MaRa is corrupt X 10000 times !

    mahinda Friday, 11 May 2018 11:29 AM

    Don't you forget My3 has an investigation in Australian Federal police for requesting bribery to grant the tender for a sewerage plant to Aus construction company.

    Haramanis Friday, 11 May 2018 12:42 PM

    The chief of staff would have also had some connection to the Chief!!

    Lion Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:19 PM

    Will it be an indication that the rusted brain is getting anlittle clean up?

    Observer Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:10 PM

    How sad it is that we cannot find suitable and honest people for high posts in the country.

    MISHAL-MATARA Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:34 PM

    මෙහෙම ආතල් දෙනවට ජනාධිපති තුමාට බොහොම පිං. මේ පිනෙන් 2020 ජනාධිපති වෙන්න ඕන ඔබතුමා .

    Pachaya Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:35 PM

    It appears that any one walking on the Paget road will be pulled in by my3 security staff and taken to president office to be appointed as chairmans , without knowing who he is.

    Sanjay Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:03 PM

    TRUE. Haha

    Alex Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:07 PM

    His name was found by the proposer when he was going through FCID files and jail records.

    Mahawalathenna Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:44 PM

    Decisions taken, promises given and words spoken by this President are always uncertain. They are always subjected to change the next day or within few days. Former PM Mr.SWRD Bandaranaika had the same nature. He was very vague in his decisions hence nicknamed "sevela banda".

    UniDon Friday, 11 May 2018 07:00 AM

    Hoppers theory: appointing yesterday--suspending today=null

    iOS Friday, 11 May 2018 10:15 AM

    no answers to unrealistic visions

    Pramod Fernando Friday, 11 May 2018 11:29 AM

    This government is like "Pencil and Eraser". One writes one erases.

    Damian Friday, 11 May 2018 03:06 PM

    Who are the people you made him president vote for him again ???? Well done people of SL how stupid can you be ??? This was coming from the 1st day of appointment

    Lawry Friday, 11 May 2018 05:49 PM

    I wish some one offers a mega job in the stste institution like thid to me too. Besides my track record is very good.

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