Monday, 24 November 2014 - 12:50
New General Secretary of the SLFP assumes duties.
Minister of Petroleum Anura Priyadarshana Yapa assumed duties as the 8th General Secretary of SLFP at party Headquarters on Darly Road in Colombo, this morning.
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Nimal Siripala, Dallas Alahapperuma and other senior members of the party graced the occasion.
Former Minister Maithreepala Sirisena was removed from his position as the General Secretary of SLFP after he declared his candidacy as the Common Candidate of the opposition.
The Central working committee of SLFP appointed Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa to fill the vacant position.
After entering the political arena as a student activist in 1980, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa received the highest number of votes during the Western Provincial council election in 1993.
Following the 1994 General Election, he became a parliamentarian and held various Ministerial portfolios including Mass communication, Plantation and Environment.