SLFP requests Prez to remove Asath Salley, Hizbullah

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has requested its leader President Maithripala Sirisena to remove the Governors of the Western and the Eastern provinces Asath Salley and M. L. A. M. Hisbullah from office to defuse tension built up in the country over allegations against them, a party official said yesterday.

SLFP National Organizer Duminda Dissanayake told Daily Mirror a group of SLFP MPs made representation to the President several times and asked to remove these two governors over allegations against them in connection with Easter Sunday’s terrorist attack.

MP Ven. Authiraliye Ratana Thera who was nominate to Parliament on the National List of the United National Party (UNP) has staged a fast in front of Dalada Maligawa in Kandy demanding the removal of these two governors and Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen.

Commenting on the fast, Mr. Dissanayake said the appointment and removal of provincial governors was the sole discretion of the President and therefore he should step in to take action.

“There is a strong built-up of public perception against them. Therefore, it is advisable for the President to remove them from office to facilitate impartial investigations into allegations against them. It is better for their future as well,” he said.

Afterwards, he said action could be taken against Minister Bathiudeen in consultation between the President and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

“First, we, as the SLFP, should set an example by removing the two governors,” he said.  (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Wonder of Asia Monday, 03 June 2019 09:51 AM

    Similarly there are allegations against the president that he just look upwards when informed of the security threat. Why not ask some others to stage a fast and ask (I don't know whom !) to remove the president as investigations will be hampered - Some Sri Lankan mad logic ! If this type of method to solve problems are encouraged, with even other religious ones visiting the death-fasters - god knows where we are heading.

    munsir Monday, 03 June 2019 09:55 AM

    Why should there be a president,parliament, courts,police,Fcid,Cid,constitution and etc for a country if every citizen can challenge with fast on to death to remove what they dislike.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 03 June 2019 10:11 AM

    Have we elected these fellows to govern

    VJ Monday, 03 June 2019 10:23 AM

    Hizbulla might ask for his money spent in all the Polonaruwa projects. Or he too will get a diplomatic posting to Saudi Arabia maybe.

    Nama Monday, 03 June 2019 10:24 AM

    Very intelligent statement. President must go ahead with this proposal of hon. MP

    Karu Monday, 03 June 2019 10:25 AM

    The President appointed them. We pay for them.

    Eraj Monday, 03 June 2019 10:33 AM

    Hon MP this tension build by racist in order to fulfill their Political agenda. You wanted your country set grave Example to bombard this country and its future.


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