“‘… he will retire at the conclusion of the forthcoming AGM on June 10,’ the company said in a statement on Friday. The announcement came months after a controversy over the alleged blockage of anti-government websites by the top mobile operator. Colombo Telegraph, one of the blocked websites, said Mr. Dhanapala, a governance activist, should step down from the Dialog board or should have protested over the issue. Mr. Dhanapala has remained non-committal on the issue.” Colombo based Times online (Sunday Times) reported.
History of Colombo Telegraph blocking
First -December 26, 2011 – We are blocked but we will not be stopped
Second – May 8, 2012 – Colombo Telegraph Blocked Again
Fourth – August 23, 2013 – Colombo Telegraph Blocked, How To Reach Us Now: Sri Lanka Telecom And Mobitel Joins The DPI Club!