Sri Lanka official who alleged pressure to award project to Adani Group resigns
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Sri Lanka official who alleged pressure to award project to Adani Group resigns

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June 14, 2022

DAYS AFTER he alleged before a Lankan parliamentary panel that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “pressured” President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to award a power project to the Adani Group, the Chairman of Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), M M C Ferdinando, resigned on Monday.


New Delhi, 14 June 2022

As per news report of The Indian Express, Although Ferdinando retracted his statement a day after his appearance before the panel and claimed he had become “emotional”, it triggered a political controversy, with the Opposition accusing the Rajapaksa government of “pampering” Modi’s “friends” to allow them “backdoor entry” into the country. Announcing that Ferdinando had stepped down, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera tweeted on Monday afternoon: “I have accepted the letter of resignation tendered to me by the CEB Chairman Mr MMC Ferdinando. Vice Chairman Nalinda Ilangaokoon will take over as the New Chairman CEB.”

Source -The Indian Express

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