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* President appoints former deputy minister Shantha Bandara as Chairman of STC
Fri, May 11, 2018, 08:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 11, Colombo: The former Member of Parliament and deputy minister, Shantha Bandara has been appointed as the new Chairman of the State Timber Cooperation (STC).

He obtained his letter of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat Friday.

Former Kurunegala District MP was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Mass Media & Information by the President in March 2015 but he resigned from his post in four months later.

Following the arrest of former chairman of the STC P. Dissanayake on bribery charges, President Sirisena earlier this month appointed former parliamentarian Anuruddha Polgampola to head the State Timber Corporation.

However, following the outcry against appointing a politician, who was accused of bribery and corruption, President removed Polgampola from the post, within days of making the appointment.


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