Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Ruling party Muslim councilor sworn in as Chief Minister for Sri Lanka's Eastern Province
Tue, Sep 18, 2012, 06:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) together with the major Muslim party, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) established the administration of the Eastern Provincial Council today and elected a Muslim councilor to lead the provincial government.

UPFA councilor Mohamed Najeeb Abdul Majeed, was sworn in before the President, Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon at the Temple Trees.

Majeed was a representative of Trincomalee for the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress earlier in the parliament and served as Minister of Co-operatives. However, SLMC expelled him from the party in 2004 and he subsequently joined the UPFA.

Meanwhile, the former Chief Minister and the leader of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) party Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan was appointed as an Advisor to the President.

Eastern Province Governor Mohan Jayawickrama, Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Rauf Hakeem, A.L.M. Athaullah, Rishad Bathiyutheen and Dullas Alahapperuma also participated in the occasion.

(Photos by Nalin Hewapathirana)



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
President orders to resolve Sri Lanka's health sector issues within three months
-- [7 hours ago]
India will not endorse any foreign intervention in Sri Lankan affairs - BJP leader
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, India discuss eradicating growing drug menace
Sri Lanka Central Bank lobbies in US to improve communication between the two countries
UN Chief encourages Sri Lanka to cooperate with the international inquiry
Japanese Vice-Minister, Sri Lankan President discuss Colombo city development
No decision to increase fuel prices in Sri Lanka, Petroleum Minister says
Sri Lanka opposition party leader to hand over Uva PC election to Sajith Premadasa - report
Junior heath sector workers of Sri Lanka state hospitals launch strike
Sri Lanka Health Ministry inspects all cosmetic clinics in the country

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.