Prof. Warnapala assumes duties as UPFA General Secretary
August 26, 2015 04:10 pm
Professor Vishwa Warnapala today assumed duties as the new General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
Speaking to Ada Derana, Prof. Warnapala stated that he has been an active member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main coalition partner of the UPFA, since his university days and that he was appointed to the SLFP Central Committee by Sirimavo Bandaranaike in the 1980s.
He takes over from Susil Premajayantha who tendered his resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday (25).
An enjoining order was issued on Aug 14 preventing Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and Susil Premajayantha from acting and discharging duties as the General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA respectively.
The President later appointed Minister Duminda Dissanayake as the Acting General Secretary of the SLFP and ex-Minister Prof. Vishwa Warnapala as Acting General Secretary of the UPFA.