Southern Provincial Minister Weerasumana Weerasinghe has been removed from the post of Sports, Youth Affairs, Culture and Arts, Social Welfare, Probationary Care and Child Protection, Women’s Affairs, Housing and Construction today.
The vacant ministerial post was assigned to Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal De Silva, who was sworn in this morning.
Sources alleged that Weerasinghe was removed from the post due to political reasons. The Provincial Councillor voted against the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution when it was table at the council recently. (Darshana Sanjeewa)