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Sri Lankan official resigns amid Adani mission row 

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Chairman of the Ceylon Electrical energy Board (CEB) M.M.C. Ferdinando has resigned, days after he instructed a parliamentary committee that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “pressured” Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to clear an Adani Group mission within the island nation.

Adani mission sparks controversy in Sri Lanka but once more

The senior Sri Lankan official subsequently withdrew the assertion and apologised after President Gotabaya himself “vehemently denied” it. Minister of Energy and Vitality Kanchana Wijesekera mentioned in a tweet on Monday afternoon: “I’ve accepted the letter of resignation tendered to me by the CEB Chairman Mr MMC Ferdinando. Vice-Chairman Nalinda Ilangakoon will take over because the New Chairman CEB.”

The outgoing CEB Chairman’s remarks pertained to a renewable vitality mission that the CEB, in March 2022, agreed to execute with the Adani Group, in Mannar and Pooneryn in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. The settlement was finalised about 5 months after Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani’s go to to Sri Lanka, when he met President Gotabaya and explored doable investments within the energy and renewable vitality sector.

Mr. Ferdinando’s assertion to the Committee on Public Enterprises, broadcast by a personal tv channel, has drawn consideration not solely in Sri Lanka, but in addition in India. In a tweet on Sunday, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi mentioned: “BJP’s cronyism has now crossed Palk Strait and moved into Sri Lanka.”

In the meantime, Champika Ranawaka, Opposition lawmaker and a former Minister of Energy and Vitality mentioned the Adani Group had proposed a value of round 7.8 U.S. cents per unit, near double the market price. Opposition MP Harsha De Silva in a tweet requested President Gotabaya to instruct his workplace to launch the MOU signed between the Authorities of Sri Lanka and Adani Inexperienced to the general public.

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By- The Hindu

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