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Bernard Goonatillake, Chairperson of both the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and the Tourism Promotion Bureau resigned from his posts today. Mr. Goonatillake had an urgent meeting with his staff today and informed them that he was resigning, sources told Daily Mirror online.

Some staff members, who attended that meeting, told Daily Mirror online, that the impression was given to the staff that he had to resign as he was a political appointee.

When contacted the Tourism Ministry confirmed that Mr. Goonatillake had tendered his resignation but could not divulge the motive behind his resignation and if it was personal or had any political connections. (ER & KA)

  Comments - 19

  • Monday, 01 February 2010 08:44 PM

    He is a well-known professional, who worked very hard against the LTTE, in the USA, as a former Ambassador!

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 02:30 PM

    Yeah you are right!!

    That goes for MR TOO!!!!!

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 01:36 PM

    It seems that everyone suddenly getting a better future (Suba anagathayak) simply because they supported SF.

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 12:15 AM

    B.G. is a man who could fit into any senior administrative position in Sri Lanka!

    Tuesday, 02 February 2010 12:02 AM

    Why not hold your comments, till we know why he resigned.

    Monday, 01 February 2010 11:43 PM

    No one is indispensable, in this world!

    Monday, 01 February 2010 11:29 PM

    Of course, 'good time' for this gentleman, and 'bad time' for Tourism, in Sri Lanka!

    Monday, 01 February 2010 11:28 PM

    Righteousness is dead!

    Monday, 01 February 2010 10:08 PM

    So what? Let him go!

    Monday, 01 February 2010 09:05 PM


    Monday, 01 February 2010 05:18 PM

    Another supporter of SF?

    Monday, 01 February 2010 08:26 PM

    Mr. G. is a very able person - well-read and skilled! He will do well, wherever he goes!

    Monday, 01 February 2010 08:22 PM

    Mr. Bernard Gunatilake is an experienced civil servant & a top class diplomat. He must be given his due position!

    Monday, 01 February 2010 07:42 PM

    Bernard Goonatillake, is well respected by Tamils.

    Monday, 01 February 2010 07:14 PM

    Hey guys ... don't insult this educated man of being a supporter of SF ... the reason could be something else!

    Monday, 01 February 2010 06:12 PM

    Mr. Goonatillake is an educated man. I don't think he will allow his good name to be sullen by this government.

    Monday, 01 February 2010 06:03 PM

    'Obata Suba Anagathayak' !

    Monday, 01 February 2010 05:51 PM


    Monday, 01 February 2010 05:24 PM

    SF operation is on.

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