UPFA Provincial Council member Najeeb A. Majeed was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the temple Trees a short while ago, sources said.
They said, following the SLMC's decision to support the government in the Eastern Provincial Council, the government had named Majeed for the post with the approval from all the stakeholders.
It was also decided to offer two Ministerial Portfolios to the SLMC.
Meanwhile Minister Rauff Hakeem met the newly appointed Eastern Province Chief Minister Majeed in Colombo on Tuesday.
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Cynic Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:03
Congratulations to billionnaire Hakeem. To hell with principles.
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Guti Kaapu Major Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:13
Aney kollo boruwata thappulanna epa, peradunama ! Hoooo hooo !
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True Sri Lankan Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:13
Hakeem got 120,000 vots..... contaminating the government. Now he is with government. God bless the people who voted for him.Miracle of Asia.
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Ahmad Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:29
Hakeem has done a blunder and irreversible damage to community.
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Far Thinker Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:13
OK Let Allah give them results!
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hameed Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:15
co- existence is always good
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spoke Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:17
Two more useless,disgusting portfolios added/conceded to share the miracle??!!
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raymond Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:25
WELL DONE HAKEEM YOU SOLD THE MINORITY COMMUNITY FOR A SONG. A GOVT CALLED U A COMMUNAL BASTARD N NOW YOU MIGHT EVEN SELL YOUR MOTHER FOR YOUR BENEFIT. ALMIGHTY ALLAH WILL PUNISH YOU THAT IS FOR SURE, WHERE IS FAIZER MUSTAPHA WHO ATTACKED THE SLMC FOR COMMUNAL. GOD BLESS SRI LANKA
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Paul Albert Tuesday, 18 September 2012 10:20
You could , my friend , add any commets , but the words must be selected thoughtfully.
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ROSHAN Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:40
Shame shame hakeem will his community for sake of his own
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M.M.Aliyar Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:40
We already knew this story. Hakeem is known for this sort of strategy. He should have thought" Ameer Ali may become popular once he became CM and will be a threat to him in the East". Going with TNA will bring nothing to him as well as to the community. Good decision but it is against the mandate given by SLMC voters. Will SLMC voters realize this? I do not think so.
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Sando Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:53
Very good decision Mr. Hakeem being a minority its a vice move to join hand with the ruling party to safe gourd the Muslims interests in the east.
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Maravan Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:54
Now we feel why tat was happend then....????
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ss Tuesday, 18 September 2012 10:27
One required thing in democracy is that once a mandate is given, it should be accepted by all....So in a chequered mandate like this, one option is to go for another poll and accept the reality....! Democracy should be given time to get maturity.
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Marikkar Tuesday, 18 September 2012 10:38
We were telling this from the bigining. Political shows never end!!!
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huzaifath hamid Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:06
congrats chief minister najeeb,a first muslim cm in the eastern province,pls make sure all comunities are helped and brought to geather and we have lots of devolopment in the eastern province in all areas during your period, dear minister Rauf hakeem you have been the one who achived this pls work hard for a peacfull mother land sri lanka.
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Apsara Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:15
Good decision. If Hakeem didn't support Govt., certainly he will be harmed and needs to loose all ministerial position with center. Also if he join hand with TNA and get a CM post for a muslim again his hands will be tied and difficult to trust TNA as well.
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dave Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:19
Do not remember National Tamil Aliance was a part of LTTE.
Hakeem understood that.
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mercy Tuesday, 18 September 2012 17:16
Yes i think it was a purely safe decision definitely the president gota and wimal would have plotted and would have have killed him if he goes with TNA
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siraj Tuesday, 18 September 2012 19:31
Blessed are the meek those who will inherit the earth.
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Nadi Wednesday, 19 September 2012 01:49
Who said politicians are like monkeys? - 'The higher they climb the more revolting are the parts they expose'.
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Zira Thursday, 20 September 2012 03:40
Congrats! C.M. Mr.Najeeb, Good decision made by appointing a trusted person with a good political background..
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