Whilst addressing the media after the Cabinet Press Briefing earlier today Government Spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne confirmed that CEO Suren Ratwatte will no longer be serving the airline after the 25th of January 2018.
The Spokesman also criticized the national carrier‘s outgoing Chairman Ajith Dias by saying that his entry was one big mistake.
Minister Senaratne provided these answers when a journalist posed the question as confusion still mounted if the existing Chairman Dias and his Board of Directors had officially resigned.
“It is the new interim Committee that is converging for a meeting on the 25th of January 2018. Even the current CEO Suren Ratwatte will also be out,” Minister Senaratne said.
“Will they ask the Chairman to leave on that day?” asked a Journalist, to which Minister Senaratne then said “What’s there to ask him to go? The biggest mistake is that Chairman Dias came in the first place”.
At a earlier Cabinet Press Briefing held on the 20th of December Minister Senaratne also stated that the loss making Chairman Dias and CEO Ratwatte must be removed.