The Sri Lanka Freedom Party will take disciplinary action against two of its elected provincial councillors who contested against candidates nominated by the Chief Ministers of Wayamba and Central Provincial Councils, Colombo Telegraph learns.
Dharmasiri Dasanayake who contested against North Western Province Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera‘s nominee Indrani Dasanayake, obtained the support of the opposition members and some UPFA members on the council and was elected chairman. Dasanayake was asked not to contest by Chief Minister Jayasekera but refused to do so.
In the Central Provincial Council, L.D. Nimalasiri contested against the Government’s nominee Mahinda Abeykoon and managed to garner seven Government votes in the council, even though he was defeated by just two votes.
Dasanayake and Nimalasiri will be investigated by the SLFP over their conduct that the party says went against the party’s collective decision.
The SLFP central committee decided this when it met last night.