President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today warned that he is ready to sack Central Bank officials who fail to fall in line.
President Rajapaksa emphasized that if the officials of the Central Bank or the State Banks do not take steps to implement the guidelines formulated by the Government, he will not hesitate to remove them from their positions and continue to work with individuals who are ready to fall in line, the President’s Office said.
President Rajapaksa made these comments during a meeting with a large number of leading exporters to discuss the current steps taken by the Government to revive the economy whilst the country is returning to normalcy.
President Rajapaksa said that there is criticism in the society regarding the contribution of the public and private banking sector for the economic revival of the country.
“It can be clearly seen that the relief granted by the Government for the benefit of the public as well as for business enterprises were not passed down adequately to society. It is a matter that should be promptly addressed,” he said