August 17, 2015 05:50 pm
(UPDATE) President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked 13 members from the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).
The President in his capacity as the Chairman of the SLFP has sent a letter to the Elections Commissioner informing him of the removal and a list of the new 25 members of the Central Committee, a source from the Presidential Secretariat said.
Keheliya Rambukwella, G.L. Peiris, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Jonston Fernando, Hirunika Premachandra, Arjuna Ranatunga, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and Susil Premajayantha are among the 13 names in the list, the source said.
Premachandra and Ranatunga were removed from the Central Committee after they left the party to contest the election from the United National Front (UNF).
Their names have also been included in the list along with several other CC members.
However, former UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardena told Ada Derana that there is no legality to sack SLFP members without convening its Central Committee.