Executive Director of the Land Reclamation Commission K.B. Dissanayake has been removed with immediate effect.
Minister of Lands S.M. Chandrasena has informed the President in writing that his removal was done with the approval of the secretary to the ministry. The reason for his dismissal was insulting the President and his personal secretary in a recent statement as well as other complaints. A copy of the letter has been forwarded to Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa as well.