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Chandrasena resigns, Ranjith to be CM

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Minister of Agrarian Services and Wildlife S.M.Chandrasena tendered his resignation to President Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon after he was assured that his brother S.M.Ranjith would be appointed as Chief Minister of the North-Central Province
 
Minister Chandrasena told Daily Mirror that he sacrificed his ministerial portfolio on behalf of his brother after the Executive Committee of the UPFA told him that two persons in the same family could not hold two ministerial posts simultaneously.

 “I tendered my resignation to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and he accepted it with the assurance that my brother would be appointed Chief Minister of the Notrth Central Province,” Mr Chandrasena said.

Mr. Bertie Premalal Dissanayake who held the post of chief ministerfor three consecutive terms since 1999 will relinquish his post.

Mr. Chandrasena told Daily Mirror he was sacrificing his ministerial portfolio on behalf of his brother after the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) executive committee informed him that two members of the same family could not hold two ministerial posts simultaneously.

He said that his brother and he would not be able to do politics in the North-Central Province if his brother who secured the highest number of preferential votes on the UPFA list was not appointed chief minister.

“We waged war in Anuradhapura during the PC election campaign against our own party men and, therefore, it was a huge achievement to obtain the highest number of votes and the post of chief minister,” he said. Mr. S.M. Ranjith topped the preferential votes list in the Anuradhapura District on the UPFA ticket. He received 105,232 votes. The UPFA has not yet decided what position will be given to Mr. Bertie Premalal Dissanayake.( SAJ)

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-3+114 # Reader 2012-09-19 17:00
I like the way you did! But do not accept a deputy minister post!
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-1+5 # Fayad 2012-09-20 15:25
MR did't expect you to resign I suppose ?
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-0+0 # Rinoz 2012-09-19 17:07
Which mean can be president, ED Minister and Speaker ????
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-0+0 # Shankar 2012-09-19 17:14
Is this rule not applicable to Rajapakshe family?
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-0+0 # CHANDANA RAJAPAKSE 2012-09-19 17:28
MEWA THAMAI HONDA HONDA BAILA. CHANDRETA BEEEE. APATA PULUWAAAANNNNNN .
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-0+0 # Athula 2012-09-19 17:40
Great sacrifice on behalf of a brother.Don't know whether wife agrees to the decision.
Athula
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-0+0 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2012-09-19 17:44
Will he also be appointed as an Advisor to the President?
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-0+0 # lima 2012-09-19 17:45
SO WHAT THEN MAHINDA AND BASIL , HOW MANY MINISTRIES AMONG THEM, WHERE THE RULE NOW FOR UPFA. CAN ANYBODY TALK ON THIS , NO ??
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-0+0 # Brotherhood 2012-09-19 17:45
What about President's family? They should set example to the country.
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-0+0 # harsha gunaratne 2012-09-19 17:49
same family could not hold two ministerial posts simultaneously? UNTRUE.
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-2+63 # Victor 2012-09-19 19:21
Measure the blood pressure of Berty now.. 120/200?
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-2+29 # michael 2012-09-19 19:28
What about the Yappas
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-0+3 # praba 2012-09-20 12:15
Yapa's were cousines.
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-4+143 # Mason 2012-09-19 19:33
Why has the UPFA applied a different rule for the Rajapakse family.
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-1+53 # anonymous 2012-09-19 19:34
anyone is fortunate to have a brother like you.hope he will not tarnish your image.
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-2+52 # Mahadanamuttas 2012-09-19 19:42
Can become a presidential advisor
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-39+7 # Boycy 2012-09-19 20:06
How can 2 people with different surnames be brothers ?

Or are they 'step' ?
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-0+3 # Fair N Square 2012-09-20 22:13
both have S.M in their names... so SM is their surname though its in front of the given names... common sense...
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-0+22 # bis 2012-09-19 20:26
Checked to Berty!
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-3+65 # lanka 2012-09-19 20:28
mmh.. wonder it is right for brothers to be president and a minister. only two ministers cant be from the same family????
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-4+78 # john 2012-09-19 20:48
What about the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Economic Development
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-13+6 # Bandara 2012-09-20 03:35
Well, that decision was made before one position per family policy was introduced!
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-0+3 # Fair N Square 2012-09-20 22:14
still not too late for one to resign ----- show by example...
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-0+0 # Bandula 2012-09-19 23:37
This is an naother conpiracy within the UPFA goverment to sideline Berty
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-1+8 # Dot 2012-09-20 02:12
which is the more lucarative job for the family ???
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-0+13 # Mapa 2012-09-20 03:53
Weldone mr.Chandrasena.
Good exaple if anyone want to follow.But I doubted.
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-1+17 # garawi 2012-09-20 04:33
Yep, Now let the brother make the money, now that you are well off!
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-1+29 # viranga 2012-09-20 04:48
Why wont it applies to the first family?

Father Chamal Rajapaksa is the Speaker and his son Shashendra is the Chief Minister Uva Province.

Why is this double standard
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-0+26 # shirant Dissanayake 2012-09-20 05:07
how about the Shahindra Rajapaksa and Chamal Rajapakse?
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-0+10 # Gonibilla 2012-09-20 06:35
These are all tactics of the govt. Chandrasena will prevail eventually having received a deputy ministerial post or an ambassadorial spot somewhere in the globe. Saw what happened in the East?
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-1+5 # Fazli 2012-09-20 07:01
We have a lot of if & buts to answer. All in all
you selflessly sacrificed your wicket for the other batsman. Hope citizen silva wil be the ultimate beneficiary.
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-0+9 # saman wickramasinghe 2012-09-20 07:52
He wants to take leadership in North Central Province and destroy Berty Premalal
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-0+19 # Ha Ha Ha 2012-09-20 08:25
President , Speaker , Minister ,MP combination ?????
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-1+20 # Brindley Fernando 2012-09-20 09:04
In Sri Lanka rules and regulations can change depending on the person, place, party, and circumstances. Even a murderer can get freedom if you are popular with the Government. What a country!!!
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-1+4 # Minister 2012-09-20 11:04
It is a game buddy, its a game. You should know how to play it.
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-0+4 # Lal 2012-09-20 12:27
I feel sorry about MP Namal Rajapaksha. According to this principle he can never be a minister. What a pity.
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-0+0 # Siri 2012-09-20 14:59
Don't worry,iventualy you will get your ministry,thats the way SL Government.
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-0+0 # upul 2012-09-20 15:25
However if Berty is appointed this family issue wont come. Measure the experience and scarification to the party . Then Berty is leading !!
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-0+2 # concerned 2012-09-20 15:42
Is the policy for the household or family?

How come the first family holds all super positions except prime ministerial post. Which also will be acquired very soon !!!!!
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-0+0 # Vish W 2012-09-20 21:24
No Thug Bery Anymore!!!Bravo !
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-0+2 # Desa Paluwa 2012-09-20 23:22
How about the ruling family. Do they have extra ordinary VIP brains to appoint several family members as ministers.
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-0+2 # sinnavi 2012-09-21 02:21
Srilankan politics is a laughing stock.
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-0+2 # G1 2012-09-21 03:04
"Socialist DEMOCRATIC Republic of Sri Lanka"

LONG LIVE democracy!!!!!!
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