JJB questions size of PMD cadre

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Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake queried in Parliament why President Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a large number of persons to the President’s Media Division (PMD), while trying to send State employees home.

“The President said the State workers should go home if they cannot deliver a productive service. This same person has appointed so many people, employed as Directors, Deputy Directors, video editors etc. to the Presidential Secretariat and to his media unit. There are 15 Directors, 10 Deputy Directors, eight photographers, four video editors and six media assistants. What are these people doing there?  

“The President should provide an explanation as to why he is appointing so many people to the media unit and what these professionals are doing. He wants to send State workers home. But he has forgotten that State workers sent him home,” Dissanayake stressed.