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Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 8:39
Update : Anura Yapa appointed as new General Secretary of SLFP: new Organizer for Polonnaruwa
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Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa has been appointed as the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Presidents Media Coordinating Secretary Wijayananada Herath confirmed the appointment.

This is after Maithreepala Sirisena who was the General Secretary decided to contest as the common candidate.

Hence Maithreepala Sirisena’s party membership has also been suspended.

Presidential media coordinating secretary Wijayananda Herath stated that President Mahinda Rajapaksa was once again unanimously appointed as the chairman of SLFP during the central working committee meeting held last night.

Steps were taken to inform the suspension of membership of Rajitha Senaratne, M.K.D.S. Gunawardena, Duminda Dissanayake and Wasantha Senanayake.

This decision which was taken by the central working committee received the unanimous approval of the Executive Council.

According to the Presidential media unit, a No confidence motion was proposed by senior minister Athauda Seneviratne during the central working committee meeting, which was seconded by Vijith Vijitha-muni Soyza against Maithreepala Sirisena’s General Secretary position in the party.

This proposal was unanimously approved of the Central Working Committee as well as the Executive Council.

Later, Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa was nominated for the position of party’s General Secretary which was unanimously seconded by the central working committee.

The Ministerial positions of the defected members will be supervised by the Deputy Ministers of the respective ministries.

In addition, the Presidential media unit stated that these ministries will come under the direct purview of the President as per the constitution.

Accordingly, the Educational Services Ministry will be integrated to Education Ministry.

Deputy Minister Siripala Gamlath has been appointed as the SLFP District Organizer for Polonnaruwa.

The appointment will take immediate effect.

This was after Former Minister Maithripala Sirisena who was the SLFP District Organizer for Polonnaruwa decided to contest as the common candidate.

Update : Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 13:19
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Anura Priyadharshana Yapa new General Secretary of SLFP

Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa has been appointed as the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party with immediate effect.

Presidents Media Coordinating Secretary Wijayananada Herath confirmed the appointment.

This is after Maithreepala Sirisena who was the General Secretary decided to contest as the common candidate.
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