It is reported that MCC Ferdinando, who submitted his resignation letter to the President yesterday (26) to resign from the Chairman post of the CEB, is to be appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy.
During Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidency, Ferdinando also served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy due to a conflict with the then Minister in charge of the subject, Patali Champika Ranawaka.
However, as he had handled the trade unions better during his tenure as the Secretary to the Ministry, the government is considering re-appointing him to the post.
According to sources, Ferdinando has been invited by the government to take over the post of Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy, which is currently in a state of disarray.
He had moved to Australia after the fall of the previous Rajapaksa government in 2015 and was repatriated after winning the 2019 presidential election to assist in fulfilling the responsibilities of the new government.