Peace for the World

Peace for the World
First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

Friday, May 11, 2018

Strong criticism from JVP makes President cancel Polgampola’s appointment

May 11, 2018

The appointment of Mr Anurudhdha Polgampola as the Chairman of timber Corporation has been suspended by President Maithripala Sirisena.

President Sirisena appointed Mr Polgampola after the former Chairman of the Corporation was arrested together with the Chief of Staff of President Sirisena’s staff while accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million. The appointment was on the 4th of this month.

After Mr Polgampola’s appointment, the JVP and several other parties found fault with the President for appointing him who had been accused of various frauds and corruption. As a result, the appointment had to be suspended state political sources.

At a press conference held recently, the JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi said the suspended Chairman had been remanded for several months and was in Vavuniya prison in 2016 for handing over dishonoured cheques while carrying our subcontracts with former Minister Basil Rajapaksa during Rajapaksa regime.

He was again arrested by Mirihana Special Investigation Division for defrauding a sum of Rs. 7.5 million from two individuals

Also, while he was an MP elected to Parliament from the JVP he was arrested in Japan attempting to smuggle in a youth to that country. As soon as he arrived in Sri Lanka the JVP sacked him from the Parliament seat and from the membership of the party.