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Welgama removed from SLPP Badulla district organizer post

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama who was overtly critical of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa being promoted as the presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), was expelled the Badulla District organizer post of the SLPP at the party's Badulla District general assembly on Saturday (29). Parliamentarian Thenuka Vidanagamage was appointed in his place.

Mr. Welgama was elected to Parliament from the Kalutara District on the SLFP ticket and appointed as the Badulla district organizer ahead of the 2018 Local Government elections. He was a staunch supporter of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However, he had openly criticized the move to field Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the presidential candidate of the SLPP.

Mr. Vidanagamage explained that the people of Badulla have rejected Mr. Welgama as their organiser and that the post had now been given to him. He also appreciated the fact that Welgama was a veteran politician with a thirty-year political history out of which 20 years had been as a parliamentarian. (Palitha Ariyawansa and S. Aslam)

  Comments - 4

  • Lord Wolfstein Monday, 01 July 2019 10:05 AM

    Do all Badulla people support a murderer and a torturer?

    Bandu Wanigasekera Monday, 01 July 2019 11:10 AM

    How does he know that : the people of Badulla have rejected Mr. Welgama. These politiccas arrogate power to themselves as if the electorate is his.

    bindu Monday, 01 July 2019 05:03 PM

    Welgama is a good man. Then how did he join hands with MarRa.

    Borat Monday, 01 July 2019 09:10 PM

    Good lesson going behind MR Have you heard the saying birds of a feather flock together. MR will not allow anyone other than their clan to contest. Need to banish them

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