Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 12:56
New office bearers of SLFP
A special central working committee meeting of SLFP will be held tomorrow afternoon.
A part senior spokesman told our news team later that SLFP executive committee will also meet on Saturday afternoon.
Several new positions would be made in the executive committee and thereafter the new positions would get endorsed in the SLFP All Ceylon Working Committee to be held later.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa held the chairman post of SLFP, and former minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa was appointed the General Secretary of the party before the Presidential election last January.
Former ministers Dallas Alahapperuma and Basil Rajapaksa held party positions of the treasurer and the national organizer respectively.
However after the presidential election, crises erupted with regard to party positions as two groups held separate central working committee meetings on January 11th.
The group gathered at the Wijerama residence of President Maithreepala Sirisena included Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, Sarath Amunugama, Piyasena Gamage, Faizer Mustafa, S.B .Navinna, Reginald Corey, Vijith Vijithamuni Soyza, Jagath Pushpakumara, N.K.D.S. Gunawardana, Duminda Dissanayake , Nilvala Wijesinghe, Athauda Seneviratne and Dayasiri Jayasekera.
Addressing the media Irrigation Minister Dumindha Dissanayake said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been elected the president of the party.
Meanwhile a group of former ministers including held another SLFP central working committee meeting at the SLFP headquarters on the same day.
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa also attended that meeting and the consequent media briefing held at the same venue.
Addressing the media Susil Premajayantha, Nimal Siripala de Silva and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected the chairman of the party.
Amid these crises over the post of office bears of SLFP, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa sent a letter to the special central working committee meeting held at the Sri Lanka Foundation.
In his letter, former President Rajapaksa stated that the party chairmanship should be given to President Maithreepala Sirisena.
He stated that such a step would stand in good stead for SLFP.
However a crisis situation is still hovering over the other positions of Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Party members are affirmative that the prevailing crises would be settled during the executive committee to be held next Saturday.