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14 August 2017 03:13 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Muhunthan Canagey, the CEO and Managing Director of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka has announced his resignation from the agency.

He said he had been asked to resign by President Maithripala Sirisena and the message was communicated to him by Minister Harin Fernando.

His statement is as follows:

“As you all know I am a person who has built my career bypure hard work and maintained the highest levels of professionalism and integrity.

I will never be part of aiding and abetting any fraud or corruption or delay in any implementation of Digitization in Sri Lanka. I have been raised from a child to speak my mind, boldly, fearlessly and honestly which are the very basic principles I live by and the rights that should prevail to me and any other human being. I am not willing to let go of that just because I need to protect my job at ICTA.
Under this circumstance it is regrettable that I am tendering my resignation and start commencing my handing over of my duties,” he said.


  Comments - 17

  • ceylon Monday, 14 August 2017 03:42 PM

    every one has their talents.some have more some have less.if unique progress not madeits good for to look for much brtter talents. via DM Android App

    rajan Monday, 14 August 2017 03:46 PM

    Then why did the President ask you to resign ? You should share with us what could have been the reason ?

    Truth Monday, 14 August 2017 04:13 PM

    It is for corruption. For cooking up accounts of his companies to avoid paying any taxes.

    Kris Monday, 14 August 2017 05:22 PM

    President asked him to resign because Muhunthen questioned the president on what grounds he gave Maharajahs 8mhz frequency free of charge causing a loss to the govt over $25 million.

    Haha Monday, 14 August 2017 10:57 PM

    Check out his FB page, all the details are on his wall for all to read.

    ice4083 Monday, 14 August 2017 03:51 PM

    Another one dies to dust under Yahapalana

    lkboy Monday, 14 August 2017 04:22 PM

    Looks like another "ravi" scene.

    ravin Monday, 14 August 2017 04:22 PM

    do you want to know a president dancing to the tune a media company. go and check his media unit. 90% from triangle media company. who is making deals to buy russian warships and trying to receive high frequencies free of charge.

    Suranga Monday, 14 August 2017 04:24 PM

    Well done Muhunthan. Do not trade your integrity to low level politics of Sri Lanka.

    BP Monday, 14 August 2017 05:02 PM

    You are a failure - non of the (Google Loons) balloons worked , due to you We were went back in this Digitization journey? not even a Digital ID came to a reality because of your corruptions . its a good move took by HE to sack you.God bless you and you may have to come for Bribery commission.

    musa Monday, 14 August 2017 05:35 PM

    Corruption on all deals. Incompetence at all levels.

    michael Monday, 14 August 2017 06:17 PM

    That means the shouting station has lot of power to get people out. The station that has not paid a cent to get their Channel broadcast talks about scam when they enjoy all the perks without payment.

    Sambo Monday, 14 August 2017 08:32 PM

    Who is this guy and who brought him to Sri Lanka. These all rouges. We have never heard of these people before. The who brought them also must be brought before laws.What's going on in this country since recently.

    SamP Monday, 14 August 2017 08:36 PM

    Presuming Muhunthan is sincere and true to his words. I salute him for his rightful stand. Perhaps, Mother Lanka needs thousands of sons like him.

    Ravendra Monday, 14 August 2017 09:15 PM

    dear rajan As we are loving citizens we must get to know what's happening and that idiot must answer to your reasonable questions.

    JAN Monday, 14 August 2017 09:17 PM

    Muhunthan canagey CEO resigned but all his activities from top to bottom investgated and bring him to law immediately and punish confiscated his money assets accordingly via DM Android App

    SY Tuesday, 15 August 2017 03:35 AM

    The Institutions under UNP ministers must have honest Heads.When the minister is corrupt and safe guarding the crooks, the President has now intervened.This is the Best way to maintain good governance principles without resorting to cabinet reshuffles.Excellent solution !!! Congratulations Mr President.

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