SLFP CC decides on stern action against errant MPs

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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Central Committee (CC), which met after some of its MPs conducted the paada yathra, decided to expel all those who had acted in contravention of the party's rules and regulations, it is learnt.

Party stalwart, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told Daily Mirror, after the meeting, that the disciplinary committee of the party had been asked to identify those who had criticised the party and its leadership during the paada yathra and expel them forthwith.

The party decided yesterday to institute disciplinary action immediately against Puttalam District MP Sanath Nisantha on the basis that there was sufficient evidence to prove that he had criticised President Maithripala Sirisena's leadership.

The SLFP CC had also decided to institute action against its former local government members who had torn up letters sent by the party during a media briefing, in defiance of the request by the party secretary to apply for nominations at the next election.

Minister Chandima Weerakkody said MP Nisantha had openly said he would not accept the party leadership.

"The party decided to check on whether others had olso breached party discipline," he said.

Asked whether action would be taken against former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, he said no names had been mentioned apart from that of Mr. Nisantha.

He said both President Sirisena and former president Chandrika Kumaratunga had stressed the need to maintain discipline in the party.

The Central Committee had also discussed the logistics of the next Convention of the party.

The Central Committee approved the decision to continue the national unity government for five years. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Aliya Friday, 05 August 2016 03:36 PM

    The main reason for all these is. No one hasbeen yet punished for there wrongdoing properly. If tight nail was hit in the right place and right time, they will not have the guts to dance somuch. They are been pampered too much by this Govt.

    Joe rajah Friday, 05 August 2016 04:21 PM

    MR family should expelled immediatly

    harry Friday, 05 August 2016 05:37 PM

    If you kick out the crooks both parties would have less than 5 ministers!

    garawi Friday, 05 August 2016 05:39 PM

    This is a face saving action for the SLFP. Nishantha is not the only one who criticized the party. It seems that the SLFP CC is scared of taking action against the other bigger shots of the party who did take paret in the procession.

    garawi Friday, 05 August 2016 05:42 PM

    You an MR catcher is speaking as if there was ANY freedom of speech under MR !!!

    garawi Friday, 05 August 2016 05:44 PM

    It is all true ! But one good thing is the corrupt family regime of MR is no more!

    willows Friday, 05 August 2016 08:23 AM

    At last some sense.

    sobers Friday, 05 August 2016 08:29 AM

    Very good move. Sack the fellows who are instigating racism, thieves, disobedient and corrupt.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 05 August 2016 09:02 AM

    Sack all including MR; Re-form a pure SLFP with Hand Symbol and move forward.

    praba Friday, 05 August 2016 09:19 AM

    I know one who criticized party leadership : MR

    REALPATRIAT Friday, 05 August 2016 09:21 AM

    IT SEEMS THE THE PARTY IS GOING IN THE CORRECT PATH. LETS MAKE THE PARTY FREE OF THUGS AND HOOLIANS AND CURRUPTION via DM Android App

    Eager Friday, 05 August 2016 09:32 AM

    Yes, this has to be done without any delay as UNITY in the country is essential for long term peace

    Unchikun Friday, 05 August 2016 10:14 AM

    Why for the sharks and not the sprats.

    Derby Friday, 05 August 2016 10:31 AM

    Who would want to belong in a party where there's no freedom of speech. Looks like Big Daddy is taking the cane to spank the errant children. What has happened to the freedom of speech under the current regime? Need to break up the SLFP and create a new party. The SLFP has lost all respect. Times are changing and leadership needs to change to provide service to the nation.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 05 August 2016 10:34 AM

    Had similar thing happened during maras regime, what will be the fate ?

    suren Friday, 05 August 2016 10:37 AM

    yes, sack the corrupt whether they are in the JO or the Government.

    Asela Friday, 05 August 2016 10:45 AM

    President Maithree also criticized the party leadership and joined with opposition and compete against the SLFP presidential candidate. Ex president Chandrika also supported it. What a contradiction... politicians are always opportunists..

    Maya Friday, 05 August 2016 10:52 AM

    Freedom of speech does not mean you can destroy the party.

    sigiriya Friday, 05 August 2016 10:57 AM

    There is a big difference to 'freedom of speech' and breaking rules of the Party. This is not a mater of 'freedom' but about discipline!This is a god move, President Maithripala showed his patience but then he cannot watch his Party being broken up and hijacked, with a threat to break up the government just so as to save a corrupt family or a few corrupt families. Chandrika is giving him strength.

    Manel Friday, 05 August 2016 11:41 AM

    If crooks are kicked out of party and party is made clean, there will be a possibility for SLFP to rein in a lot of floating voters.

    Mevan Friday, 05 August 2016 11:45 AM

    When these fellows will be expelled make the whole country aware of the crooked deeds they have done under MR regime with a very strong publicity campaign using all media organisations.This will expose the truth to the country.

    KJ Friday, 05 August 2016 12:03 PM

    Simple.. "White-Van"

    Anands Friday, 05 August 2016 12:12 PM

    This is a good decision. Sack all errant MP s of the JO. via DM Android App

    BR Friday, 05 August 2016 12:20 PM

    WE NEED OUR PARTY TO BE A DISCIPLINED PARTY.PUT OUT THESE TUGS AND HOOLIANS AND MAKE IT A DISCIPLINED PARTY . via DM Android App

    Jimmy Friday, 05 August 2016 12:24 PM

    This hybrid system of governance is not right. The PA should have been a strong opposition and let UNP govern headed by RW. MS should have sat unbiased to stop anything detrimental to SL. However now God knows who is running government, is it MS or RW? The opposition leader is TNA that is unheard of unless it's something to do with the North. Joint opposition has no clout for they are being hounded out. In the meantime UNP and PA MPs are all minsters and enjoying the perks at the peoples expense.

    Lal Friday, 05 August 2016 02:21 PM

    MR did not represent the SLFP. The SLFP was being taken over by smaller racist paties and Rajapaksa family in UPFA

    melda Friday, 05 August 2016 02:25 PM

    what are the party rules & regulations does it allows joining with other parties if they give minister posts via DM Android App


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