Parliamentarian Duminda Silva has been reappointed as the organizer for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in the Kolonnawa electorate.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa was appointed as the SLFP organizer in the Kolonnawa electorate after the Mulleriyawa shooting incident in October 2011 in which Silva was seriously injured.
However now that Silva has recovered and is out on bail he has been given back the SLFP Kolonnawa organizer’s post.
Kolonnawa Urban Council Chairman Ravindra Udeshantha said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa spoke to him and instructed him to give Silva the backing he needs as he has now been reappointed as the SLFP organizer of the area.
Udeshantha added that no matter what opinions one may have in the party, if the President gives instructions then that is followed to the letter.
Duminda Silva’s Coordinating Secretary A. Hewavitharana confirmed that the MP had been given back the Kolonnawa post. He also said that a decision has not yet been taken as to when he will return to parliament.
Report by Indika Sri Aravinda