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Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 19:16
Update :Video: The Elpitiya fast against Geethaa Kumaarasinghe ends.
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The fast a provincial councilor and four divisional councilors had launched day-before-yesterday demanding that the SLFP Bentara-Elpitiya organizer Geethaa Kumaarasinghe be removed from that post was suspended last afternoon.

That was on Alliance Southern Provincial Councillor Venerable Baddegama Samitha Thero coming to the place and promising to obtain a discussion with the President.

While last afternoon expressing support for the fast a former Divisional Council Chairman and Divisional Councillor joined the fast  held near the Elpitiya bus stand,  they too suspended the fast accordingly.

A tense situation cropped up at the Divisional Development Committee meeting held at the Elpitiya Divisional Secretariat day-before-yesterday with Bentara-Elpitiya SLFP leader Geethaa Kumaarasinghe’s arrival.

While this committee meeting was held with Minister Gunarathne Weerakoon at the Chair, Provincial  Councillor  Ajith Prasanna who had joined the fast too  participated in the meeting.

On this occasion while Provincial Councillor Ajith Gunarathne protested against Geethaa Kumaarasinghe’s presence a heated exchange of words took place between both of them.

Our news team inquired from Elpitiya Divisional Councillor Sarath Alwis who participated in the fast about the suspension of the fast.

He said the fast was called off as the Presidnet requsted them to do so but the struggle will continue until Geetha Kumarasingha is removed as the SLFP benthara- Alpitiya organizer.

We also inquired from Geetha Kumarasingha as well. She said that no one went before the protesters and it was a blatant lie.

Explaining what he did with regard to the withholding of the fast UPFA Southern Provincial Councilor Venerable Baddegama  Samitha Thero said that he spoke to the President and the president conveyed his message through him to solve the issue through dialogue.



Update : Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 8:19 AM
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Protest to remove Geetha Kumarasingha continues

The protest staged by four persons including a Provincial Councillor and Pradeshiya Sabha councillor urging the removal of Geetha Kumarasinghe from the post of SLFP organizer in Bentara-Elpitiya seat continues for the 2nd day.

A heated situation arose at the Alpitiya Pradeshiya Saba development committee meeting yesterday with the arrival of Benthara – Alpitiya SLFP Organiser Geetha Kumarasingha.

Southern Provincial councillor Ajith Prassanna vehemently objected her arrival stating that she has no right to participate in the meeting since she is neither a public representative nor a government officer.

Subsequently a heated debate occurred between the 2 and Chairman of the development committee, Minister Gunarathna Weerakoon also intervened to solve the issue.



Update :  Monday, 16 December 2013 - 1:07 PM
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Alpitiya development committee meeting heats up - protest from several councillors - A political decision from Geetha.

A heated situation arose at the Alpitiya Pradeshiya Saba development committee meeting today with the arrival of Benthara – Alpitiya SLFP Organiser Geetha Kumarasingha.

Southern Provincial councillor Ajith Prassanna vehemently objected her arrival stating that she has no right to participate in the meeting since she is neither a public representative nor a government officer.

Subsequently a heated debate occurred between the 2 and Chairman of the development committee, Minister Gunarathna Weerakoon also intervened to solve the issue,.

Speaking to our news team Geetha Kumarasingha stated that if the government does not take appropriate action with regard to today’s incident, she will take a political decision.

Meanwhile, Southern provincial councillor Ajith Prassana states that Geetha Kuamarasingha is constantly influencing the development committee meetings.

Our news team inquired about the incident from Minister Gunarathana Weerakoon.

The Minister stated that a report will be handed over to the President about today’s incident.

Meanwhile 5 councillor’s including Ajith Prassanna is currently engaged in a protest in front of the Alpitiya Bus stand demanding to remove Geetha Kumarasingha as the Benthara – Alpitiya SLFP organiser.
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