Local News: This was announced that chairpersons and board members appointed to public companies, commissions, regulatory bodies and Government Institutions would not be changed.
The Secretary to the President Dr. P. B. Jayasundara has told all Ministry Secretaries in writing about this, sources said.
Dr. Jayasundara’s letter reads that if any changes are made to the chairmen and boards of directors appointed to public corporations, boards and statutory bodies, the President’s consent must be obtained.
After Gotabaya Rajapaksa was appointed Chairpersons and Boards of Directors of the institutions concerned were appointed on the recommendation of a special committee.
The Secretary to the President has also advised that those named to the respective positions will be given the opportunity to continue working without being replaced.
In the meantime, until next Monday (August 17), the Presidential Secretariat ordered all Cabinet and state ministers to assume duties at their ministries.