Heroin container: Ministry Secretary resigns

Letter of resignation

The Coordinating Secretary to the Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs, who had allegedly intervened to release a heroin container from the Customs, had tendered his resignation to Prime Minister and the Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs D.M. Jayaratne from December 9

However, Secretary Keerthi Sri Weerasinghe, had said in his resignation letter that he had no connection whatsoever with the alleged incident of importing heroin or releasing a heroin container from the Customs.


The full letter

GA59 Industrial Area,
Ampara.
9th December 2013.

Hon. D.M Jayaratne,
Prime Minister and Minister of
Buddha Sasana & Religious Affairs.

Hon. Sir,

Resignation from the Post of Coordinating Secretary to the Hon. Minister of Buddha Sasana & Religious Affairs

Please accept my resignation from the Post of Coordinating Secretary to the Hon. Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs with effect from 9th December 2013.

Furthermore, I wish to inform you clearly, that I have no connection whatsoever with the alleged incident levelled against me by the media during the past few weeks. I, as a Government servant, have discharged my duties for the benefit and welfare of the State.

I wish to state that I served in the above position with honour and respect and to the best of my know1edg and ability.

I thank you for your advice and assistance extended to me during the tenure of my service.

Thanking You,
Yours faithfully,

Keerthi Sri Weerasinghe.

(Courtesy: DM Online)

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