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Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 13:12
UPFA continues discussions on the Chief Minister's position in the North Central Province
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A senior spokesman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party speaking to our news team stated that discussions are continuing with regard to the appointment of the Chief Minister of the North Central Province.

A committee was also appointed to look in to the matter and they were to forward their recommendations to the President today.

Speaking further he also stated that Chief Ministers for the North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces are most likely to be sworn in tomorrow.

Meanwhile a special discussion has been scheduled for today between President Mahinda Rajapaksa & provincial councillors who have been elected for the Sabaragamuwa & North Central Provincial Council.

The discussion is to dominate the prevalent situation in the North Central Provincial council where S.M. Ranjith the brother of Minister S.M. Chandrasena obtained a higher number of preferential votes than former Chief Minister

Berty Premalal Dissanayeke.

Accordingly S.M. Ranjith was hopeful of being elected as the Chief Minister of the North Central Provincial Council with the UPFA elections operations committee stating that two persons of the same family were unable to hold office within the same regime.

Hence Minister S.M. Chandrasena-the then minister of Agrarian services & Wild Life resigned from his portfolio paving way for his brother to be selected as a hopeful for the office of the chief minister of the North central Provincial Council.

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