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Kimarli Fernando steps down from her position as Chairwoman of SLTDA leaving Industry to grow

Kimarli Fernando the Chairwoman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has stepped down from her position, our correspondents learn.

Accordingly, she has tendered her letter of resignation to Subject Minister Harin Fernando.

Kimarli, aka the ‘Notorious Dilmah Daughter-in-Law‘ being responsible for a number of irregularities damaging the reputation of the SLTDA and the tourism industry itself over the past two and a half years since she took over the position was exclusively exposed by LNW, in a bid to disclose how she had harboured her nepotism via forced acquisition of private lands, committed contempt of court and misappropriated public funds to pay for her lawyers.

Kimarli lost confidence with the business community of Sri Lanka and even very recently with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce over her wrongdoings, which ultimately led to the deterioration of the image of not only her relatives who happen to be reputed business figures of the country but also of her own father G.C. Wickramasinghe, who is a reputed former director of Aitken Spence.

Dear Kimarli, we who have consistently exposed you hold no personal grudge with you and we have only reported on the irregularities committed under your watch and which you are responsible for, affirming the people’s right to learn the truth.

Therefore, your stepping down will be the most honourable and maximum contribution to the betterment of the country’s tourism industry you can do, and we also congratulate and thank you for your resignation.

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