June 07, Colombo: Main constituent of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed a committee to organize the party for the upcoming Presidential election.
The Presidential election is expected to take place early next year and the SLFP appointed a 21 member committee to organize the Presidential campaign.
The committee is chaired by the Minister of Economic Development, President Mahinda Rajapaksa's younger brother Basil Rajapaksa.
Several senior Ministers and a few Chief Ministers of the Provincial Councils are also included in the committee. The committee has held its first meeting last Friday, the SLFP sources said.
The committee, according to sources, has discussed holding a series of seminars at the electoral level to enlighten party activists on organizing the Presidential campaign. The series of seminars is to be ended before the SLFP Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held in September.