Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Colombo Mayor's wife resigns from executive committee of main opposition over nominations
Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 08:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 06, Colombo: National executive committee member of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP), Ferouza Muzammil has resigned from the party after the UNP had failed to give her nominations to contest from the Colombo District at the forthcoming Western Provincial Council election.

Muzammil, who is the wife of UNP Mayor of Colombo, A.J.M. Muzammil, has sent her resignation letter to party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe stating that she will be resigning from the party with immediate effect.

She has said that she would not have anything to do with party matters in future.

The party is rattled with the unilateral decisions taken by the leader in selecting candidates for nominations to the elections for Western and Southern provincial council elections scheduled to be held on March 29.

Yesterday, UNP Colombo District MP Ravi Karunanayaka and former UNP Galle District MP Vajira Abeywardena resigned from the party's nominations committee over disagreements in finalizing the nominations lists.

The UNP parliamentarian from Kalutara District nearly assaulted Wickremasinghe at the parliament complex yesterday over a dispute in the selection of candidates for nominations from the MP's district.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan Finance Minister asks public to inform government of undue political influence
-- [8 hours ago]
Artistes visit Yoshitha Rajapaksa in prison
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to take stern action against violators of party discipline
-- [9 hours ago]
Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera remanded again
Sri Lanka joint opposition protests in parliament
Sri Lanka must confront and defeat demons of past - UN Rights Chief
Sri Lanka in second place in medal tally at South Asian games
Former Sri Lankan army commander sworn in as a member of eighth parliament
Sri Lanka's joint opposition to form a new party under former president's leadership
UN rights chief calls on President, Prime Minister

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.