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Friday, 28 August 2015 - 19:08
Update : President empowered to appoint Opposition Leader and Ministerial Portfolios for SLFP: Mahinda, Susil, Anura Yapa absent at meeting
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The SLFP Central Working Committee has delegated its powers to President Maithreepala Sirisena to take a final decision on Ministerial portfolios of the national government and the post of Opposition Leader.

The SLFP central working committee met under the patronage of President Maithreepala Sirisena at his official residence last afternoon.

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was also present in the meeting.

However, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and MP’s Susil Premajayanth and Anura Priyadharshana Yapa were absent at the meeting.

Speaking after the discussion SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake stated that 3 committees were appointed to look in to the National government, rebuilding the party and party anniversary.

The SLFP General Secretary also stated that there was no issue with allocating Ministerial portfolios.

Meanwhile, S. B. Dissanayake speaking after the meeting stated that the President was empowered to decide on the Post of Opposition Leader and Ministerial portfolios.



Update : Saturday, 29 August 2015 - 8:00
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SLFP central working committee delegates power to the President to decide on Ministerial portfolios and post of opposition leader

The SLFP Central Working Committee has delegated its powers to President Maithripala Sirisena to take a final decision on ministerial portfolios of the national government and the post of Opposition Leader.

The SLFP Central Working Committee met under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at his official residence this afternoon.

Our correspondent stated that former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was also present during the meeting.

Another member C.B. Rathnayake said that a decision was taken to appoint a committee for restructuring the SLFP.

Meanwhile, two petitions filed against General Secretaries of the UPFA and the SLFP, Susil Premajayantha and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa were withdrawn today.

The two petitions had been filed in the Colombo District court by Professor Vishwa Warnapala and Duminda Dissanayake after they were appointed to the two positions respectively.

The petitions had requested the court to prevent both Premajayantha and Dissanayake not to obstruct the duties of the new General Secretaries.

Meanwhile, Susil Premajayantha who functioned as the UPFA General Secretary in the past resigned from the position.

Attorney-at-law appearing on behalf of the petitioners told our news team that the two petitions were withdrawn after Anura Priyadarshana Yapa announced that he would not intervene in the new SLFP General Secretary’s affairs.


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