CEB Chairman resigns, Ganegala to replace him

Published : 8:56 am  April 27, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (167) reads | 

By Chaturanga Pradeep   
Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Anura Wijayapala tendered his resignation to Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya yesterday evening, the Ministry said.   

 Taking into account the need to fill the void created by Wijayapala’s resignation and in order to make sure that the decision making process at the board is not adversely affected, Minister Siyambalapitiya had decided to appoint Consultant at the Ministry of Renewable Energy W. B. Ganegala as the acting CEB Chairman, with 
immediate effect.   


W. B. Ganegala is a retired Senior Administrative Officer and a Former Ministry Secretary and was functioning as a consultant to the ministry before his latest appointment.   


The reason behind the resignation of former Chairman Wijayapala is said to be his reluctance to be flexible in implementing the decisions and policies of the ministry when dealing with problems that had arisen between the CEB directors and its trade unions.   
Mr. Wijayapala had wanted to tender his resignation in March last year but it was turned down at the time. However, the Minister had accepted his latest 
resignation letter.