13 SLFP CC members sacked

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

Hot on the heels of the general election which ended at 4.00 p.m. President Maitripala Sisrisena, in a further attempt to wrest control of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) party, is reported to have expelled 13 of its Central Committee (CC) members and replaced them by a new set of members.

Reportedly the new appointments had been made under the signature of newly-appointed General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake who replaced former SLFP general secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.

(Daily Mirror)