Who is the President of the SLFP; Mahinda or Maithripala?
July 31, 2017
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has no two Presidents and President of the SLFP is President Maithripala Sirisena says its General Secretary, Agriculture Minister, Duminda Dissanayake.
The Minister made this statement by pointing out that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party had responded to a statement made by former President Mahinda Rajapakse for the presidency of the party.
Media reported that former President Mahinda Rajapakse has stated that he has no resignation or withdrawal from the post of SLFP President. He is yet to be the Chairman of the SLFP and stated that he could convene a party convention as well.
Meanwhile, who has mistakenly read the report published by the media that the Duminda Dissanayake minister had made the statement made by the former President of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) The question arises.
Did the error happen to the reporter who wrote the relevant media report, or to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa? The SLFP General Secretary said.
"Former President and the current President was handed over to the President at the official residence of former speaker Chamal Rajapaksa," said Chamal Rajapaksa at a television interview, "Secretary General of the Duminda Duminda Dissanayake said.
Later, the SLFP was registered with the President of President Maithripala Sirisena.
The 64th summit of his party was held under the chairmanship of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was next to the current president of the presidential palace, General Secretary of the party Duminda Dissanayake.
Not only all the anniversaries of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the All Island Committees have been convened since 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena has been convened, said Secretary to the Minister Duminda Dissanayake.
In addition, the new electoral organizers of the SLFP were appointed on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, he said.
The BBC attempted to contact the Commissioner of Elections by phone for clarification as to who is the Chairman of the SLFP at the office bearers of the Department of Elections Commissioner.
Source: BBC Sinahala
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