Sri Lanka Post master General stripped of power

Apr 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s controversial Post Master General has been stripped of all his powers as protests by the postal employees demanding his removal escalated.

Minister of Postal Services Jeevan Kumaratunga has told local media that the PMG is stripped of all power pending an investigation and newly-appointed Secretary to the Postal Ministry, Hemasiri Fernando has the authority to handle the PMG’s responsibilities.

A coalition of Postal Department trade unions recently held a march in Colombo against the PMG and urged the government to remove him or to face strike.

The unions have said the demonstrations aim to save the Postal Department that is deteriorating day by day and emphasized that it would not be an action against the government.

A special committee has been setup to investigate the activities of the Post Master General, the Minister has said.

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