SLFP removes those in Govt from Party positions
SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera yesterday said the SLFP has decided to remove the Parliamentarians who went against the Party decision and obtained Ministerial posts in the government from their Party positions.
He said that SLFP Chairman and former President Maithripala Sirisena has sent letters to six parliamentarians informing their removal from the positions they held in the SLFP. Jayasekera said that positions held by MPs Nimal Siripala De Silva and Mahinda Amaraweera, who accepted Cabinet ministerial portfolios in the government have been abolished.
He said that Party Treasurer Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Deputy Secretaries Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Chamara Sampath Dasanayake, Jagath Pushpakumara will also lose their positions in the party.
However he said that no decision has been taken regarding their Party membership. Earlier the Party abolished the positions held by MPs Shantha Bandara and Suren Raghavan after they joined the government without the SLFP’s consent