Not satisfied with past performance of Central Bank: PM

Oct 08, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament Thursday that he is not satisfied with the past procedures and performance of the Central Bank.

Bringing a motion, Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena charged that over 200 officials from Central Bank have been transferred from their positions after the 2015 general elections.

Wickremesinghe, however, said the transfers were applied to those who worked for over 5 year period in the same position.

“We told unions that there are individuals who worked there for a long time. So I requested a report,” Wickremesinghe said.

“Most of them get transferred because they were there for over 5 years. Some people were transferred because their efficiency is low,” he said.

“The issue here is how they worked there for over 5 years, who has given that opportunity to them, that is the question,” he stressed.