It is reported that the government is considering removing Wasantha Perera from the post of Secretary to the Ministry of Power.
Sources said that she has been accused of not taking action to resolve the power crisis until a power cut of up to three hours a day is forthcoming, ineffective in planning for the construction of new power plants and in not supporting President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s renewable energy program.
It is reported that discussions have been held with the authorities to remove her from the post.
Sources said that it has been proposed to appoint Ranjith Dissanayake, a professor at the University of Peradeniya, who is currently the Secretary to the Ministry of Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure, to fill the vacancy.
Minister of State Nimal Lansa is currently removing his personal staff from the ministry due to a conflict with Ranjith Dissanayake.
Accordingly, while resolving Nimal Lansa’s the issue, Minister Ranjith Dissanayake, a professor of civil engineering, has been appointed to the post of Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy with more responsibility than the State Ministry of Rural Roads. It is said that the situation is considered by the higher authorities as an advantage for all.