President defends appointment of ex-military officers to state institutions

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has defended the appointment of ex-military officers to top posts in state institutions.

Speaking to media heads today, Rajapaksa said that high ranking military personnel are trained both locally and internationally in a number of fields including administration.

He said that even the former Government had appointed military officers to head state institutions.

“The former Government-appointed more military personnel to Government institutions than the current Government,” he added.

He said that he was satisfied with a majority of appointments made at a number of state institutions.

The President stressed that the newly appointed officials will have to perform well in their respective institutions, failing which he would have take a decision regarding them. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. What happened to the committee appointed to oversee/recommend appointments to head State owned enterprises ? Has the white van arrived for them already ?

  2. Where are the Jobs for the Career people when they climb up the ladder to head the Institution?Mr. President You need to take into account this factor too as there is no motivation otherwise


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