Jul 27, 2018

Vijithamuni’s unqualified nominees rejected! Featured

The parliamentary committee on high posts has rejected the nominees by minister of fisheries, aquatic resources development and rural economy Vijith Vijayamuni Soyza to eight top positions on the ground of their lack of qualifications.

The names turned down are Buddhika Vijitha Senaratne as chairman of Ceynor, Saman Wickramaratne as deputy chairman of Melco, Ceynor director nominees Rohitha Kusumsiri, Sarath Gunawardena, Jayantha Kumara, and Kamal Ananda, R.M. Kumarasena, D.K. Gajanayake, S.M. Ayub and W.M.D. Wijesinghe named as directors for NARA.

The nominee as chairman of Ceynor is a GCE advanced level qualified teacher at a Pirivena, who is a one-time member of Bibile Pradeshiya Sabha.

Soyza’s nominee as deputy chairman of Melco is an ex-member of Madulla Pradeshiya Sabhaya, who has only GCE ordinary level qualifications.

All the director nominees are only GCE O/L qualified.

Headed by speaker Karu Jayasuriya, the parliamentary committee on high posts comprises eight ministers and six MPs.

Previously, the president annulled the appointment of the minister’s son Udara Soyza as chairman of the Fisheries Corporation.

Reports say the ministry of fisheries, aquatic resources development and rural economy employees a considerable number of relatives of minister Soyza.

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