Lalith Dissanayake and Sarath Kumara Gunarathne assumed duties as acting ministers of Health and Fisheries
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.
Meanwhile Lalith Dissanayake and Sarath Kumara Gunarathne assumed duties as acting ministers of Health and Fisheries respectively after the two posts fell vacant following former ministers Maithreepala Sirisena and Rajith Senarathna quitting the government.
Having assumed duties at Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Ministry, Acting Minister Sarath Kumara Gunarathne expressed his views about common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena.