CMC: Dr. Kariyawasam’s application goes missing

By Lal Gunasekera

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam has not yet applied for an extension, Commissioner Badrani Jayawardena told The Island yesterday.

She said that Dr. Kariyawasam’s application had not been received up to last Monday (12), and there was a procedure to be followed once she received his application; it had to be forwarded to the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils.

Dr. Kariyawasam has over 20 years of service and a senior departmental head in the CMC.

He said that his application had been forwarded on Tuesday (13) after receiving a letter from the Commissioner and was surprised that when others’ contracts were extended, his was not granted in spite of a request made six months ago.

CMC sources said that moves were underway to appoint one of the four deputies to Dr. Kariyawasam as Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

Dr. Kariyawasam said technically he had retired.

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