Bunker Saga

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives with flowers to receive blessings at the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 4 April 2018. On wednesday (4), Wickremesinghe survived a no-confidence motion in the Sri Lankan parliament with a 46 vote majority after a 12-hour debate with 122 MPs voted in his support while 76 MPs voting to remove the prime minister. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Oct 08, 2008 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s former Treasury Secretary P B Jayasundera was ordered to assure Supreme Court that he would not remain in public service following an apology for having remained in public office after a judgment, lawyers said. On Wednesday Jayasundera was told to submit an affidavit assuring Supreme Court that he was severing all ties with public service, lawyers said.

Though Jayasundera resigned shortly after the original court order which reversed a land transfer and a tax holiday given to the bunkering firm Lanka Marine Services when it was sold to John Keells Holdings, his resignation was not immediately accepted.

The resignation was later accepted, following a second court order on a motion filed by the original petitioner, leftist politician Vasudeva Nanayakkara.

Chief Justice Sarath Silva then ordered Jayasundera to be present in court amidst reports that he was working as an advisor to the president.