Internal sources cite that the Chairman of the Authority - Wijeratne Devagedara was involved in the decision. Devagedara already faces several charges including assaulting an employee.
Devagedara, above law
Earlier this year, Devagedara had assaulted the authority’s Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya branch president - W.V.S. Surasinghe of having sent a letter to his wife against him, and assaulted him in front of other top officials at his room.
He has lodged a complaint regarding the assault to Thalangama police on January 17, but Devagedara had managed to evade giving a statement to the police.
An audio tape of the incident is available with us.