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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has reportedly informed Chairman of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC), Dr. Prasanna Gunasena to stay in the position another one month until a replacement is found, informed sources told Daily Mirror.

Dr Gunasena had earlier conveyed his intention about retirement in writing. According to the sources, the President has agreed to his intention to step down from the post as SPC Chairman.

However, Dr Gunasena has been asked to stay another one month until a suitable replacement is found to the post.

He was also reportedly seen at the COVID Task Force meeting held this morning under the chairmanship of President Rajapaksa.

Daily Mirror’s continuous attempts to contact Dr Gunasena since last night were of no avail. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 27

  • carrot bunny Friday, 22 October 2021 08:30 PM

    the idea may be from the budget proposal... ha..ha..

    Kiikazaru Friday, 22 October 2021 08:39 PM

    He has mentioned he was resigning due to heath and private reasons. How come he continue for one more month?

    Dilshan Perera Friday, 22 October 2021 08:41 PM

    He should leave immediately without any excuse and allow the military fools to do whatever nonsense they think they can..

    Jagath Friday, 22 October 2021 08:47 PM

    All these are dramas .

    Colvin Samarasinghe Friday, 22 October 2021 09:02 PM

    It is like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

    maha Friday, 22 October 2021 09:08 PM

    As per Dr Gunasena, COVID eradicated in last June ? too much talks, no outcome

    Ram Friday, 22 October 2021 09:18 PM

    There cannot be any difficulty in finding a replacement. You must check if the nominee would comply with all Political directions

    pantha Kumaran Friday, 22 October 2021 09:34 PM

    YES, THE PRESIDENT FIND AN ARMY MAN TO REPLACE YOU. GOD BLESS LANKA

    Sam Silva Friday, 22 October 2021 10:06 PM

    By the way Mr president, what have done regards to Pandora, Bond scam, Easter Sunday, Greek scam. You were elected on the grounds you put the culprits in jail. Instead you are setting them free.

    Upulpb Friday, 22 October 2021 10:06 PM

    What a super doctor and great person getting his name spoiled by taking political appointments

    Ha oh Friday, 22 October 2021 10:21 PM

    We have seen many resignations during the last one year and we are going to see many more resignations.

    N SENA Friday, 22 October 2021 10:37 PM

    EX SOLDIER WILL TRY AND FIND ANOTHER EX SOLDER. ONLY THEN THEY WILL SAY YES SIR AND DO WHATEVER IS TOLD

    tom Friday, 22 October 2021 11:28 PM

    Its unfortunate people like Dr.Gunasena leaving this post, we public feel his presence could be a disadvantage to medical mafia who earned themselves as well as political in charge by unscrupulous tactics,

    Pantha Kumaran Friday, 22 October 2021 11:58 PM

    President will appoint another ex Army man to this position.

    Bernard Saturday, 23 October 2021 12:12 AM

    There is glut of retired army men waiting in the list to replace civilians in an half-civilian, half-army administration.

    ranjit Saturday, 23 October 2021 03:46 AM

    why are there no retired army officers ?

    Dee Saturday, 23 October 2021 06:09 AM

    Go away! We have many capable retired MG's who can do much better task!

    Hornet Saturday, 23 October 2021 06:38 AM

    How about a retired Army Major?????

    Kudda Saturday, 23 October 2021 06:44 AM

    Appoint DUMINDA SILVA ! .

    Sathees Navaratnam Saturday, 23 October 2021 06:56 AM

    What is wrong with appointing an Army Man? After all he/she is a Sri Lankan. Best thing with appointing Army man is that things get done.

    Samson Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:21 AM

    There are enough human who will act according to masters wishes

    Priyanee Wijesekera Saturday, 23 October 2021 09:15 AM

    There are enough IRC s in prison. Appoint one of them

    Chris Saturday, 23 October 2021 09:28 AM

    What about buddies of the minister of everything?

    මූන්ට පිස්සු Saturday, 23 October 2021 09:45 AM

    How about giving it to Dammika peni weda?

    Prasanna Saturday, 23 October 2021 10:09 AM

    TO DO THE RIGHT THING IS A CHALLENGE?

    Roy Saturday, 23 October 2021 10:54 AM

    A Doctor has no backbone.

    Hornet Tuesday, 26 October 2021 07:08 AM

    What, no more tottering, retired forces personnel to go round???


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