Amidst controversies about irregularities in the prisons, the Cabinet has decided not to grant a service extension to Prisons Chief Rumy Marzook.
At last Wednesday`s meeting the Cabinet had reportedly decided to retire the Prisons Chief from April 30.
Speaking to the media, Justice and Judicial Reforms Minister Amarasiri Dodangoda said he was given to understand that Mr. Marzook was due to retire even before April 30.
?This information was made available during the investigation into certain irregularities said to have taken place in the prisons,? the minister said.
However when contacted by the Daily Mirror, Mr. Marzook who has held the post for the last two years said the appointment he received as the Prisons head was a permanent one.
?I have not received any intimation with regard to the Cabinet decision so far. Anyway I would respect the Cabinet decision and am ready to move out,? Mr. Marzook said. ?Prisons are not good places. They are full of corruption which I have tried my best to combat,? he said.
?It appears that I may have to take the rap for certain irregularities the blame for which should go to certain officials,? Mr. Marzook said.