Twenty six new Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) District and Electoral organizers have been appointed by the President Maithripala Sirisena today.
They would replace some of the highly vociferous government critics and those agitating to form a new political party even at the risk of splitting the party.
Prominent among those overlooked in the appointments were parliamentarian Prasanna Ranatunga, a former Western Province Chief Minister and Minuwangoda SLFP organizer; Dilum Amunugama, Kandy District SLFP member and former Senkadagala SLFP organizer; Dhanasiri Amaratunga, former Dehiwala-Mount Lavania organiser and deputy mayor and Kanthi Kodikara, former mayor of Maharagama and the SLFP organizer for the Maharagama electorate.
The President has also appointed Vocational Training and Skills Development Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has SLFP organizer for Panadura; WP Chief Minister Isura Devapriya for Maharagama; Kirthi Udawatta for Dehiwala-Mt. Lavania, former Kotikawatte-Mulleriyawa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Prasanga Solangaarachchi as Kollonnawa organizer; Provincial councillor Hector Bethmage as a district organizer for Colombo and Sumith Vijayamuni Soysa for Avissawella.
The President has also appointed Ruwan Ranatunga as SLFP organiser for Minuwangoda. Ruwan Sanjaya Siriwardena as co-organizer for Meerigama, WPC Minister Ranjith Somawansa as SLFP organiser for Agalawatta; WPC Minister, Sumith Lal Mendis as co-organizer for the Kalutara District; Southern PC Minister Chandima Rasaputra, State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeygunawardana’s son and PC councillor Pasanda Yapa Abeywardena and Nalin Ranaweera as district organizers.
S. B. Dissanayake has been appointed SLFP organiser for Hewaheta and Provincial councillor Thilina Bandara Tennakoon for Udu Nuwara.
Central provincial councillor Manel Bandara Abeyratne has been appointed SLFP organizer for Udunuwara, Mahinda Abeykoon for Kandy while former minister M. K.D.S.Gunawardana’s son Nalin has been appointed party organiser for Seruwila and Muhammad Samzan as electoral organiser for Akurana.
Other SLFP district organizers are Sujeewa Chandrasiri for Colombo, Anju Sri Shyam Perera for Gampaha, Asanka Ediriweera for Kalutara, provincial councillor Channa Saliya Mendis and Thissara Gunasinghe for Galle.
The event took place at the President’s official residence in the presence of presidential Secretary P.B. Abeykoon and SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake. (Sandun A Jayasekera)
Comments - 9
Nish Monday, 29 February 2016 12:22 PM
lol a mandate-less party leader appointing mandate-less organizers
Keerthi Monday, 29 February 2016 02:06 PM
Very good move by the President and SLFP, all the culprits responsible for CORRUPTION should removed from ALL POLITICAL PARTIES.
BV Monday, 29 February 2016 02:49 PM
WELL DONE MY3 AS ALL TUGS HAVE BEEN SENT HOME. via DM Android App
onlooker Monday, 29 February 2016 04:11 PM
All characters rejected by the masses " atheesarsyata amude geseema "
jolly bird Monday, 29 February 2016 05:01 PM
CURRUPT GANG WHO INVADED THE SLFP IS BEING REMOVED .BUT STILL THERE ARE SOME. via DM Android App
Voter Monday, 29 February 2016 05:04 PM
There is one best loser among the appointees i.e. Seeni bole. via DM Android App
jolly bird Monday, 29 February 2016 05:06 PM
ITS A BLOW FOR THE RACISTS WHO BENEFIT ED. .FROM THE PARTY S GOOD NAME .. via DM Android App
TRUE MAN Monday, 29 February 2016 05:29 PM
AT LAST SLFP REGAINS ITS LOST PRIDE. via DM Android App
surasena Monday, 29 February 2016 06:53 PM
It is very logical that Johny, Ratran, Mahindanada and alike are spared as organizers, as they would be organizing hunger strikes in Welikada, after a couple of weeks, and the counting has begun.
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