SLFP: Samarasinghe out – Posts for Weerakumara, Thilanga, Lasantha and Ranjith

The SLFP has decided to take immediate action against the MPs who violated the Central Committee code of conduct. Accordingly, MP S. B. Dissanayake was removed from the post as the party Treasurer and replaced by MP Lasantha Alagiyawanna.

Meanwhile, MP Weerakumara Dissanayake has been appointed as the SLFP Spokesman. The post was previously held by MP Mahinda Samarasinghe.

In addition, Thilanga Sumathipala has been appointed as a Deputy Chairman of the SLFP and MP Ranjith Siyambalapitiya has been appointed as a Senior Deputy Chairman.

The meeting was held at the President’s official residence and among the key matters discussed was on a SLFP-SLPP agreement and whether or not to support the SLPP presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

However, prior to the commencement of the meeting, UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said that the main topic of discussion at the SLFP Central Committee meeting would be the talks scheduled to take place between the SLFP and SLPP today and the SLFP anniversary celebrations.

Today’s (27) meeting with the SLPP would be attended by the SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara, Deputy Chairman Mahinda Amaraweera and Deputy Secretary Lasantha Alagiyawanna.

From the SLPP camp, its National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa, Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris and MP Dallas Alahapperuma would participate in the discussions.