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President claims he does not interfere in appointments

President Maithripala Sirisena claims he does not interfere in any Ministry appointments.

The President says he has been accused of directing Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne on some key appointments.

Sirisena rejected the claims and insisted that even the he does not even make telephone calls to any Minister on Ministry appointments.

He said that even when he was the Health Minister he did not direct anyone on the transfers of doctors or nurses.

“I had said that the respective heads of departments must address those issues and that it does not involve me,” he said.

The President said that he believes Ministers should be allowed to ensure the Ministries under them and the services they offer operate smoothly. (Colombo Gazette)

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