Duminda Silva has been removed from the post of Chairman of the National Housing Development Authority.
Accordingly, Rajiv Sooriyarachchi has been appointed to the post.
Rajiv Sooriyarachchi was previously the Vice President of the Airport and Aviation Company.
Duminda Silva, who was sentenced to death, was re-appointed as the Chairman of the Housing Development Authority after his release on a presidential pardon. The Supreme Court ordered the suspension of the Presidential pardon on a petition filed before the Supreme Court challenging the procedure.
Although he was to be remanded again, he is currently receiving treatment at the hospital and is in the custody of prison officials.