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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - 18:39
North Central province CM says a group who signed the petition is now willing to support him
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North Central Provincial Council Chief Minister Peshala Jayarathna said that several council members who signed the affidavit to remove him from office later met him and agreed to extend him support.

Peshala Jayarathna was speaking to the media after participating in a ceremony held in Anuradhapura.

Meanwhile, Susil Gunarathna was sworn in as the Transport, Sports, Youth Affairs, Trade, Food, Cooperative and Industry Minister of North Central Provincial Council today.

The swearing in was held before Provincial Governor P.B. Dissanayake.

Gunarathna is the SLFP chief organizer of the Medawachchiya electorate of the Anuradhapura district.

It is significant that Susil Gunarathna is among the 17 UPFA members who put their signatures to the affidavit which was organized against Chief Minister Peshala Jayarathna yesterday.

Gunarathna, having taken oath participating in a ceremony held in Anuradhapura expressed his views in this manner.

Meanwhile, S.M. Ranjith who resigned from his post recently stated that the group led by him in the North Central Provincial Council is still having a majority.

Meanwhile, addressing a media conference held in Anuradhapura, North Central Provincial Council Opposition Leader Anil Rathnayake said the council members affiliated to the Joint Opposition could lose their positions in the near future.

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