Minister of Justice Mr. Wijedasa Rajapaksa stated that the unflinching political power and loyalty, coupled several underhanded practices and the appointment of unfit personnel, caused the collapse of several government entities including the Public Trustee Department.
He also stated that during the coming few weeks, steps have been taken to initiate a complete revamp of the Public Trustee Department. (PTD)
Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa made these remarks following a special investigation conducted on the operations of the (PTD).
It was also mentioned that the PTD was under the purview of the Ministry of Buddhist affairs which was severely mismanaged. “The only activity conducted by this department, was the ceremonial proceedings done after the passing on of Mahanayaka theros. Such were the practices of this corrupt department” stated Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse. He also stated that under his request, the PTD was assigned to be overlooked by the Ministry of Justice.