President Maithripala Sirisena, as head of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has removed several members from the Central Committee (CC) of the party.
The President had sent the list of the members removed to Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today.
Among those removed are John Seniviratne, D.M Jayaratne, Susil Premajayantha and Ratnasiri Wickremenayake.
SLFP sources said that the President was to appoint new members to the SLFP CC to replace those he had removed.
The moves comes following speculation some senior SLFP members may attempt to remove Sirisena from the party.
Meanwhile, the Colombo District Court yesterday ordered that notices be pasted on the walls of the residence of SLFP members Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and Susil Premajayantha that they have been removed as General Secretaries of the SLFP and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) respectively.
The Colombo District Court had last week issued notice on Yapa and Premajayantha removing them as General Secretaries following a petition filed against them. (Colombo Gazette)