All members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka resign

All members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka resign

All members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka resign

Written by Zulfick Farzan

08 Dec, 2020 | 7:28 pm

Colombo (News 1st); All members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka have resigned from their posts with immediate effect, confirmed member of the PUCSL Professor Kapila Perera.

Speaking to News 1st, Professor Perera said the five members of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka tendered their letters of resignation to the Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka was chaired by Professor Kithsiri Liyanage and Chandra Ekanayake served as the deputy chair of the PUCSL.

The other members were Dr. Nishan De Mel and Sadun Gamage.

The five-member Commission is appointed by the Minister in charge of Policy Development and they serve a five-year term.

Apart from a resignation, a member of the PUCSL can only be removed after allegations of alleged malpractice, if any, are proven and a motion is presented and passed in the Parliament.

Recently it was reported, Secretary to the President P. B Jayasundara has reportedly informed Treasury Secretary S. R Attygalle to take steps to close the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), which is vested with the responsibility of regulating the energy sector in the country.

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