Professionals called on to head Govt. agencies and SOEs

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  • President Secy. calls for EOIs to head regulatory agencies, institutions, commercial enterprises 
  • New appointees to be entrusted with ensuring commercially viable, profitable organisations   
  • Overseas professionals also encouraged to apply  


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s new administration yesterday invited proposals from experienced professionals, both in Sri Lanka and elsewhere, to be considered as chairpersons and board members of regulatory and State agencies.

According to a public newspaper notice published by Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, the Presidential Secretariat has called for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from experienced professionals to be considered for appointment to regulatory and promotional agencies, statutory bodies, institutions and commercial State-owned institutions. It also calls on professionals to participate in this “national development task.” 

The advertisement said the nominees would be tasked with transforming these institutions to perform efficiently and effectively, and State-owned commercial businesses to become “commercially viable and profit-making organisations, adopting best practices and management strategies to ensure public accountability.”

The EOIs will be reviewed by a panel of professionals, and selection will be based on the subject knowledge, competencies, and experience of potential appointees. Sri Lankan professionals living overseas have also been encouraged to submit their EOIs.

The applications, to be sent to the Additional Secretary to the President, close on December 18.