Presidential Advisor, Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria denied what Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha had attributed to him in the article “Promises Made Without Reference To Law Or Good Governance Principles”.
We publish below his response in full;
I refer to the following article posted by Colombo Telegraph:
“Promises Made Without Reference To Law Or Good Governance Principles”
In the latter part of this statement by Rajiva Wijesinha, he has said;
“With regard to other appointments, it is the Council that must decide. I found that there was no system about appointing Councils. Wickrema Weerasooria told me in 2002 that they consulted the Vice-Chancellors, which is preposterous since the Council is supposed to monitor the work of the Vice-Chancellor. He told me there was no other system possible since the UGC did not know people in the Provinces, which again is careless. This has also led to unwarranted interference by politicians.”
I deny what Rajiva Wijesinha has attributed to me in the above paragraph and I would be grateful if you carry this denial.
Dr. Wickrema Weerasooria