This is in response to several media reports relating to staff transfers made recently.
A transfer provides an employee to experience varied areas of central banking activities.
Accordingly, a work transfer is a way to help an employee to gain wider and broader experience within the central banking business in addition to the provision of various kinds of local and foreign training including opportunities for following postgraduate degree programmes.
Furthermore, the transfers made by the Bank are for the purpose of enriching an employee's career progression and at the same time, fulfilling service requirements to equip staff to rise to senior managerial positions in the Central Bank.
Also, the Central Bank has the authority to deploy its employees in any department or regional office of the Bank depending on service requirements.
Meanwhile,JVP politburo member and president of the National Trade Union Federation K.D. Lal Kantha said a group of top officials of the Central Bank has exchanged fisti/cuffs yesterday.
He disclosed this during his address at the 8th annual general meeting of the All Ceylon Excise Services Association held in Colombo yesterday.
Meanwhile, transfers that were given to certain Central Bank officials were also pointed out by MP Dinesh Gunawardana in parliament yesterday.
In reply to MP Gunawardana’s statements, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that such officers have been transferred as they have continuously served at one place for over five years.