Following months of protests and worker strikes by trade unions against him, Post Master General D.M.K Dissanayaka has resigned from the post.
Dissanayaka told media that he had asked for a transfer to another position away from the Postal Department.
Postal and Telecommunication Services Union employees of the Postal Department held a sitting-in protest campaign outside the Central Mail Exchange Monday afternoon as well. It was a one of a series of campaigns held by the union demanding to oust the Post Master General.
Earlier reports said that the Post Master General was to be formally charged although he had threatened to initiate fundamental rights actions if he would be removed from the post.
The charge sheet reportedly contains 16 counts against the Post Master General.
The charges were based on the final report of the three-member committee appointed by the Ministry of Postal Services to probe the conduct of the Post Master General.