SLFP Chairman is Mahinda Rajapaksa ; Says Anura yapa
The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party convened today for the first time after the Presidential Election under the patronage of former President Mahinda Rajapakse.
The meeting, commenced at 4.00pm today and several key issues including the party’s future course of action are likely to be discussed at the gathering.
Former Ministers Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Susil Premajayantha, Kumara Welgama, Rathnasiri Wickramanayaka, Dilan Perera, Dallas Allahaperuma, Mahinda Samarasingha and several chief Ministers were present at the meeting.
Meanwhile former Ministers Sarath Amunugama , Piyasena Gamage , Faizer Mustapa , S.B. Nawinna , Reginold Corray , Vijith Vijyamuni Soysa , Jagath Pushpakumara , Janaka Bandara and Athavuda Senevirathne including North Western Province Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara , held a press briefing at the residence of President Maithripala Sirisena in Wijayarama Mawatta , Colombo .
Speaking at the briefing former deputy minister Faizer said: "President of SLFP and Secretary of the party contested in the Presidential election and Secretary emerged victorious. According to this in the SLFP Central Committee meeting held today , President Maithripala SiriSena was appointed as the President of the party while President Mahinda Rajapksa and Chandrika Bandara Nayake Kumarathunga were elected to be the patrons of the party."
He also added that Duminda Dissanayake to assume duties as the General Secretary of the SLFP.
Duminda Dissanayake and K.A.D.S. Gunawardana were also present at the briefing.