The motion to remove the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), Janaka Ratnayake was passed in Parliament today.
The Parliamentary motion was passed with a majority of 46 votes, with 123 MPs voting in favour and 77 MPs voting against it.
The debate on the motion was held in Parliament from 10.30 am to 05.00 pm today, after which it was taken up for a vote.
The Parliamentary motion against Janaka Ratnayake was presented as per Section 7 of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Act.
The debate comes after several spats between Ratnayake and Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera, ranging over various matters, including electricity tariff revisions and duration of power cuts. (NewsWire)