Sacking of Yapa and Premajayantha: Elections chief says no comment



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Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday declined to comment on the legal position regarding the sacking of Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Susil Premajayantha, the General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA, respectively.


"I don’t want to make any comment on this matter", he said.


Yapa and Premajayantha were restrained from functioning as the General Secretaries on an enjoining order issued by Colombo District Judge Harsha Sethunga on Friday following a petition filed by Prof. Viswa Warnapala and Duminda Dissanayake.


In terms of the SLFP constitution, President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as party leader, has appointed Warnapala and Dissanayake as acting General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA, respectively.


(Suresh Perera)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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