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World news | Former President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena Resigns as Chairman of SLFP, Appoints Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe

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Colombo (Sri Lanka), May 13 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has resigned as chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and appointed Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe as his replacement for the post, Colombo Gazette reported.

The appointment was made when the SLFP faction, led by Sirisena, met at a hotel in Kotte on Sunday.

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Rajapakshe was appointed as the party’s new chairman after a vote.

Lawyer Keerthi Udawatte was also appointed as the acting secretary general of the SLFP.

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However, the SLFP faction, led by former president Chandrika Kumaratunga, said it does not recognize the appointments.

Party member Duminda Dissanayake said Sirisena’s appointments were “illegal”, as reported by Colombo Gazette. (ANI)

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