Another loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been removed from his Ministerial post.
Southern Provincial Council member Weerasumana Weerasinghe was today removed from his post of Sports Minister of the Southern Provincial Council.
The Chief Minister of the Southern Province Shan Wijayalal de Silva has taken over the post from Weerasinghe.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has in recent days sacked Rajapaksa loyalists from key posts in an attempt to ensure continued support in the party for President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette)