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Ariyadasa Cooray removed as NPC Secretary

20 March 2018 03:55 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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National Police Commission (NPC) Secretary Ariyadasa Cooray has been removed from the post with effect from today.

Mr. Cooray said he had received a letter from the Commission informing that he was suspended from the post according to a Public Administration Circular.

NPC Chairman P.H. Manatunga said according to the Public Administration Circular No 03/2018, which was issued in February, a retired  Public  Official beyond  60 years of age should not be employed in an approved post in the Public Service.

He said Mr. Cooray was in not in the position to function as the Secretary according to new regulations.

He said a decision to appoint an Acting Secretary to the Commission would be taken up at the next Commission meeting on March 22. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 13

  • AJ Tuesday, 20 March 2018 04:37 PM

    Keep the good public servants even if they are beyond 60. Our country still needs the services of these people.Get rid of the politicians, politicians need to be made to retire at 60.

    Sujeewa Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:51 PM

    You are absolutely correct on public servants. However, politicians should be made compulsory to retire at 30 yrs WITH the exceptions like Kadiragamar, NM Perera, Colvin, Peter Keunaman, Athulathmudali, Sirima, Dudley, Sir John etc who should have been in the parliament until their death.

    Gamaya Tuesday, 20 March 2018 05:47 PM

    OMG how old would Austin Aiya be ?

    Raj Tuesday, 20 March 2018 06:07 PM

    Wish their will be circuler for all the monkeys at the diyawanawa to retire at the age of 60....

    johan Tuesday, 20 March 2018 06:56 PM

    There should be law even politicians should not be allowed practice politics after 65 years of age because it is human sense their brain function is not good as same as their early stages.They become mentally retarded and take wrong policy decisions When running a Government which is an important job

    Athacolla Tuesday, 20 March 2018 07:11 PM

    Has he the experience, is he effective has he the qualifications and is not corrupt then the guy should retain his employment. What is the basis for his removal ?

    Don Tuesday, 20 March 2018 08:07 PM

    President's Secretary is also >60. Should he be removed?High Level Public Servants are enjoying 2 Duty Free vehicle permits in their lifetime, but some have taken > 4 permits.

    stardust Tuesday, 20 March 2018 08:05 PM

    They should have kept him. Good man. 60 is not so old. via DM Android App

    KM Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:35 PM

    new minister wants to give job to one of his

    vas Wednesday, 21 March 2018 05:09 AM

    The question that must be asked as to whether corruption in the Police has increased during his tenure in public office. My contention is that it has got worse . He should have been removed long ago.

    Gamarala Wednesday, 21 March 2018 05:54 AM

    @AJ, Agree the fact that Keeping the good public servants even if they are beyond 60, What is the tool that we can use to identify good and bad.

    Ranbo Wednesday, 21 March 2018 06:00 AM

    Ministers [from Underworld, Thugs, Looters, very few good ones] who enter the parliament mint money from everywhere, jumps from one party to another with thumping privileges luxury cars with pension - for doing NOTHING to the country. While honest officers retire after 30 years of service from the same chair they were first appointed -

    sandman2984 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 11:16 AM

    He asked the IGP for report on Digana violence, the grapevine says. Hence, his forced retirement. Another good man takes the bullet.


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