Provincial Council and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha and Delimitation Review Committee Chairman Asoka Peiris in a convivial mood at the ministry after the acceptance of the latter’s report, which faced many obstacles. Earlier Minister Mustapha refused to accept the report accusing Peiris of submitting it without being endorsed by all members of the Review Committee

(pic by Dimuthu Premaratne)

LCC Chairman who

blew the whistle sacked

Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has removed attorney-at-law Maithri Gunaratne from the post of Chairman Lanka Coal Company (LCC) a week after the UNPer exposed sordid coal deals perpetrated at Sri Lanka’s expense.

Former Southern Provincial Council member confirmed his removal and the disbanding of the board of directors..

Secretary to the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry Dr B. H. S. Batagoda over weekend called for the immediate removal of the board of directors of LCC on the basis of Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe’s report pertaining to the shortcomings and failures during 2009-2016 period.

Batagoda also called for an emergency meeting of the shareholders of the company to discuss the situation and to take remedial measures.



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