Dayananda wants CAA DG back

28 March 2010 08:03 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Indika Sri Aravinda


Controversy clouds the removal of the Directory General of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Mrs. Ramani Jayasuriya by the Minister in charge Bandula Gunawardena with the Polls chief demanding her reinstatement.

Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayaka has written to the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority Rumy Marzook ordering Mrs. Jayasuriya to be immediately reinstated to her post as her removal violates election laws.

Mrs. Ramani Jayasuriya had claimed in a complaint to the Elections Commission that Consumer Affairs Minister Bandula Gunawardena had removed her from her post as she had failed to carry out election propaganda for the said Minister.

The Elections Commissioner has now written to the Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority reminding him that under election laws no State official can be removed from office or transferred with an election at hand and so ordered that she be immediately reinstated.

However when contacted the Minister for Consumer Affairs Bandula Gunawardena told Daily Mirror online that Mrs. Jayasuriya was removed as her term of office had expired and that it was not politically motivated.

The Minister added that the decision to remove her from office was taken by the Consumer Affairs Authority and not him and that as decided her term will not be extended.  (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Monday, 29 March 2010 04:36 PM

    Bandula has developed an 'allergy' to criticisms regarding price increases of consumer products. Removing his staff, appears to be the only antidote. After April 8th he should permenently get-over this 'syndrome.' Wish him a restful retirement!

    Sunday, 28 March 2010 08:16 AM

    This minister had a good record in the UNP but I suppose when you lay down with....... you get up with........

    Sunday, 28 March 2010 08:22 AM

    Hats off to you Mrs.Ramani!!

    Sunday, 28 March 2010 08:27 AM

    Pls fix cameras or allow foreign observers to monitor the votes counting in the centers. Everyone expect this...

    Sunday, 28 March 2010 09:12 AM

    Knowing very well that nobody will listen to Election Commissioner's orders, At last he will utter the same wordings from Presidential elections.

    Sunday, 28 March 2010 09:19 AM

    What is going on in Sri Lanka?. Who are these politicians?. They should understand that they are legislators not administrators. What a funny country.


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