Nishantha Sandabarana, who was appointed as the new Chairman of the Film Corporation, has reportedly denied the appointment.
Sandabarana previously served as the Chairman of the Ceylon Salt Corporation and was ousted from his position days ago.
His dismissal came in in response to the pressure exerted by Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando, who had even staged a death fast against Sandabarana’s role in the Salt Corporation.
Reports claimed that Fernando’s strong objection to the former Salt Chief was actually due to losing his ransom from the Corporation under Sandabarana’s regime. The matter at one point was intervened by Minister Chamal Rajapaksa to ensure Sandabarana’s dismissal, reports added.
The event being investigated, our correspondents revealed that the affairs at the Salt Corporation are being handled as per the will of a certain family for a long time and that Fernando was merely being a proponent.
There is a rising trend of heads of state-run institutes being ousted, offered new positions and denying them.
Nevertheless, whether the ‘huge profits’ they claim they gained with their talents over the last two years were actually due to the country’s economic policies should separately be investigated into.