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Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said that a charge sheet related to the removal of the chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) Janaka Ratnayake is being prepared and will be presented to the Parliament soon.

Speaking at a media briefing, the minister said legal action will also be taken against the PUCSL Chairman.

"The necessary legal proceedings against the PUCSL chairman and the charge sheet for his removal have been prepared by now. All the members of the ruling party in the parliament have expressed their agreement for this and steps will be taken to remove him according to the provisions in parliament," he said.

The minister also claimed that before being appointed as the PUCSL Chairman, Janaka Ratnayake, he had requested then President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint him as the Chairman of the Commercial Bank.

"His name had been forwarded to the Central Bank. But the CBSL has refused to issue an Assessment of Fitness certificate citing some previous allegations against Ratnayake. Also, a parliament selection committee in 2012 has recommended that he should not hold any position in a government institute. The minister questioned as to how he was appointed as the PUCSL Chairman by the Constitutional Council despite those recommendations," he said.

He also alleged that Janaka Ratnayake has approached through some political parties to appoint him as a national list MP.

Meanwhile, the minister said the Ceylon Electricity Board will be able to provide uninterrupted power supply from the day after the PUCSL approved the new electricity tariff structure.

The minister said the PUCSL Chairman is placing the whole country against the wall and is responsible for this power cut. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

 


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  • Dee Sunday, 29 January 2023 01:15 PM

    Chase away the person who appointed him first! Or we will start an aragaley to chase away his ' master '!

    YEs kanchana this is to fill your pocket and Ranil pocket. Mr. Janaka Ratnayake Is a genuine person - May Good bless him - By ahamed Sunday, 29 January 2023 01:49 PM

    When entire country suffer, you still want to increase the charges of electicity. KAcnahana tell your master mind theives to bring whatever they already stolen.. If those billions of stolen money is there . We dont need to increase this. Moreover Kanchana you are also behind the commission. There are Qualified engineers in CEB and they know what they do than you barking every time.. If they are not in CEB the whole country will be in dark. We should salute Mr Janaka Ratnayake for his strong decision. do not worry sir. people always with you for your braveness. Being a well educated person, do not worry about these barking dogs. Truth wins always and soon will teach a good lesson for these thieves Sir. Thanks .

    Robin Banks Sunday, 29 January 2023 02:39 PM

    This imbacile is more interested in seeking retribution against his antagonists than solving the energy crisis in the country. Please replace this guy with someone with a brain.

    Disgusted Sunday, 29 January 2023 02:41 PM

    You are a man with no heart Kanchana!! Shame on you!! Don't you have a family, children, or is it that you are so well off that you fail to see the misery of the people??!!!

    Gb Sunday, 29 January 2023 03:06 PM

    The ministers and their associates don't have power cuts, there are many places where officials live that don't have cuts, one for example is on my friends road in thimbirigasyaya, so these ministers all get uninterrupted power, their children can study in peace without cuts, what about the poor kids , with only 25000 spaces in universities are the ruling party mps giving their children unfair advantages? If so that is a crime, power cuts should affect all not selectively

    ravin Sunday, 29 January 2023 03:43 PM

    Majority of the country has already decided whom to remove.

    perera Sunday, 29 January 2023 03:43 PM

    Hope this idiot minister follows due process. There has to be disciplinary action. Just because he is an effing minister he can not sack people because they do not toe the line of the thieves in parliament.

    R Amadoru Sunday, 29 January 2023 04:01 PM

    What a idiot. Looks like the brainless fellows dont let the people who work toget obwiththeir job. May be he wants hos underhand pay.

    Rajiv De Silva Sunday, 29 January 2023 04:47 PM

    How about you doing one to remove yourself. I reckon that would be a better option.

    Citizen k Sunday, 29 January 2023 06:01 PM

    What a pathetic man you are holding all children who are sitting for the exam hostages to satisfy your ego.

    cineha Sunday, 29 January 2023 09:08 PM

    All the MP's residential areas doesn't have power cut ?They say its for security reasons. All the MP's residences have five security personal in addition to the personal security provided to them. Still the IGP says not enough personal for election duty. What a country we are living in?

    Hash Monday, 30 January 2023 12:22 PM

    The government should take immediate action to stop the power interruption in the country. People are suffering physically and mentally without power at night. There are lots of damages happening to household electric items. Who is going to answer for this? This entirely human right violation which is happening more than a year in Sri Lanka. Politicians enjoy uninterrupted power, and they don't understand the difficulties that the people face. If this continues, there will be a massive problem the rulers of this country have to face.


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