By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): Former Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) Janaka Ratnayake said he will contest the upcoming Presidential Election.
His comments come in during a briefing yesterday (24) following the motion to oust him from his position as the PUCSL Chief passed in Parliament with a majority of 43 votes.
Ratnayake told media that he has made this decision based on multiple requests made in this regard, adding that he is sure of obtaining the public’s support to contest the upcoming polls.
The ex PUCSL Chief also stressed that he already knew the outcome of the Parliament vote and was prepared for it. Following the dismissal, it will be easy for the authorities to appoint an individual who would be ready to do their bidding, he added.