The SLFP has decided to remove all party positions and Central Working Committee membership from MPs who accepted Ministerial and State Ministerial portfolios in the Government.
General Secretary of the SLFP Dayasiri Jayasekara said the decision was made by Former President and Party Chairman Maithripala Sirisena, and that the decision was communicated to the MPs who accepted ministerial portfolios in the Government.
SLFP MPs Suren Raghavan, Chamara Sampath Dassanayake, Jagath Pushpakumara, Mahinda Amaraweera, Nimal Siripala De Silva, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Shantha Bandara, and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya accepted positions in the incumbent Government.
As a result, they will be stripped of all party positions as well as membership on the Central Working Committee. Duminda Dissanayake, Jayasekera, Dushmantha Mithrapala, and Shan Vijayalal De Silva are still members of the SLFP.
Meanwhile, SLFP Senior Vice President Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa stated that party positions will be changed in the future.
BY Thameenah Razeek