4500 unplanned appointments given by Wimal abolished

Appointments given by Wimal Weerawansa to the 4,500 Samurdhi Officers during 52 day government are not valid, says Minister of Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development P. Harrison.

He was speaking at the Govijana Abhiman ceremony held in the North Central Province.

He noted that Wimal Weerawansa had given 4500 appointments during the irregular government of 52 days when he had already made arrangements to give appointments for 14,498 Samurdhi Officers. Weerawansa had given appointments without any endorsement from the Public Service Commission.

Therefore, Daya Gamage, the current Minister of Social Empowerment, has taken steps to bring the situation to normalcy and there are issues in the Department of Samurdhi Development due to the irregular action taken by the 52 day government, Minister Harrison elaborated.