Nalaka Kaluwewa has resigned as the Director General of Government Information.
Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that he had resigned “on service requirements”. But it is a statement that misleads people.
Nalaka Kaluwewa has been in a state of anxiety for several days before resigning. That concern was not unique to him and even Minister Keheliya Rambukwella is following the same concern.
It is the use of the resources of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information by the ‘National Development Media Unit’ headed by Colombo Municipal Councilor Milinda Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna to abuse power without control and permission. This was beyond the control of even the Minister and the Director General.
According to internal sources, Keheliya Rambukwella is likely to be transferred to another ministry soon.
Nalaka Kaluwewa, a distinguished senior official in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, held the post for about two years.