Jagath Perera, Chairperson of Lanka Coal Company, has reportedly resigned from his post. His letter of resignation has been submitted to Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekara.
Despite the tender to procure coal being legitimately and transparently put forward, external parties continued to level criticism and exert pressure against the purchase, and the intolerance of such response has hence led to the resignation, Perera told the Minister.
He further claimed that certain parties wish to sabotage the importation of coal.
Perera’s resignation has been acknowledged by Minister Wijesekara, but no person has yet succeeded the vacant post at the Company.