Special committee to evaluate the qualifications of Chairmen and Boards of Director of government institution even nominated by political authority.
“There was a time period that Chairmen and Boards of Director had been appointed without assessing their qualifications. But now it is not happenning in such a mannar. Nominating top ofiicials by the political authority is a usual thing in the government institutions. But the nominee should fulfill the requirements necessary to hold that position. Therefore a special committee has been appointed to evaluate the qualifications required to hold those positions.” said Mr.Ranjith Siyambalapitiya the minister of power and renewable energy.
He made these comments at the ceremony organized to appoint the chairman of the Lanka Electricity Corporation.Senior lecturer of the Sabaragamuwa University Mr. Lal Gunasekara assumed duties as the chairman of LECO.
Minister Siyambalapitiya further said,
“You all have gone through a long way to achieve the present status of LECO. In the future too you have to move fast towards the success. The main objective of the Lanka Electricity Company is to provide an efficient service. We have provided 98% of households with Electricity. Now the major requirement is to minimize the breakdowns of electricity and to provide quality electricity round the clock without any interruprion. To achieve that goal LECO needs to have a team effort.
All the institutions under the umbrella of Ceylon Electricity Board are baring different responsibilities. All these institutions are sharing a common vision. Therefore it is important to build up a strong interrelationship among all these institutions. I wish you all to be able to move forward towards the success with the team spirit paying attention to more and more innovations.”
Dr.Suren Batagoda the secretary to the ministry of power and renewable energy, Mr. Anura Wijepala the Chairman of CEB, Mr.N.C.Wickramasekara the General Manager of CEB and Mr.W.B.Ganegala, the advisor to the ministry had participated the event accompanied with many officials of the Lanka Electricity Comapany (Pvt) Ltd.