Friday, 03 January 2014 - 8:27
SLFP appoints district leaders to win Western and Southern elections.
The SLFP has appointed team leaders to Western and Southern Province districts relevant to the upcoming election in these provinces.
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While the SLFP Central Committee was held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday, this appointment took place on this occasion.
Similarly it was decided at this meeting not to appoint vice chairmen or councilors, to posts of chairmen of local Government institutions, if they had taken steps to defeat the 2014 budgets of those institutions.
Meanwhile it was mentioned at this meeting that so far a final decision had not been taken to abolish the year 5 scholarship examination.
In a query as to whether it had been decided to abolish the scholarship examination, the President said that although it was discussed, a final decision had not been reached.
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardhana had earlier said that the National Education Commission would arrive at a decision after assessing the next two scholarship examinations.