Court stops SLFP meeting without party head

gavelA court order has been issued against the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from convening a Central Working Committee meeting without the permission of the head of the party.

The District Court of Colombo issued the order based on a petition filed by Sri Lanka Freedom Party member Prasanna Solangaarachchi.

President Maithripala Sirisena is the head of the SLFP and he had opposed an attempt by the SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadharshana Yapa to convene a special SLFP Central Working Committee meeting this evening.

Earlier today President Sirisena had sent a letter to Yapa stating that the Central Working Committee cannot be convened without his permission.

In his petition to Court, Solangaarachchi said that there were media reports stating that Yapa had convened a special Central Working Committee meeting this evening.

The meeting was to take place in the backdrop of a statement made to the media yesterday by President Maithripala Sirisena with regards to the nominations given to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa from the SLFP and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to contest the August 17 Parliament election.

Solangaarachchi said that Yapa cannot convene the meeting without the permission of the party leader and accordingly the Court issued a restraining order on the meeting and will hear the case on July 29. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The question is – Has MS as the Head of the SLFP, got the authority to sack the General Secretary . If he has , then he mush act immediately .

  2. MS is President of SL .his speech and argument have misdirected democracy and justice
    He must be leader of disciplines him self, set an example to public, as head of the state. He is playing like village headmen.
    MS is not fit for job of head of state.
    His advice, analytical insight and thinking as wiser person is very very poor.

  3. Sirisena is “Cancer” in Sri Lanka now, he does not have a mission except what other people wants. West, Tamil Diaspora and Chandrika all want “divided Sri Lanka”. It is a mistake MR gave the party head position to Sirisena. Now Sirisena is not SLFP, he is sleeping with all groups such as UNP, TNA etc; so why he should stay as leader of SLFP? He has to gave “leadership” to MR and enjoy family life with other parties, rather than making troubles in SLFP.

  4. Is this what you call democracy Mr Sirisena, as a President you are supposed to be impartial, you should not be holding a post as a chairman of a party. What kind of politics is this. Are you trying to gag people who are for MR.

  5. Everyone must back the president atthis crucial movement. CBK mustcome forward to resolve the party matters. If MRcan contestthe electiion without shame, Why CBK cant come to handle the party? I am still wandering why peresidentdidntremove Anura Priyadarshan and Susil Premajayantha from their respective party secretary posts?

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