Colombo, December 24 (News 1st): General Daya Ratnayake has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA). The Ministry of Ports and Shipping stated that the appointment letter has already been given to Gen.
General Daya Ratnayake was the 20th Sri Lanka Army Commander. The appointment of a former army man as the SLPA chairman indicates President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s concern for national security.
He won the November 16, Lankan Presidential election ensuring scurity in the aftermath of the April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday blasts set off by a Jehadi suicide squad to kill nearly 300 civilians in hotels and churches in various parts of the island including Colombo..
Recently, the President had expressed concern over some security issues in the Hambantota port which is a joint venture with a Chinese state owned company.