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)