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::

* Sri Lanka Muslim Congress to vie for the Chief Minister position of the Eastern PC
Sun, Jul 20, 2014, 11:52 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's major Muslim party Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has decided to demand the Chief Minister position of the Eastern Provincial Council.

SLMC claims that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the leadership of the ruling coalition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had promised to give them the Chief Minister position after two and half years.

SLMC had consented to the Chief Minister Najeeb Abdul Majeed of ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on this condition, said the secretary of the SLMC Hasan Ali.

According to this condition, he said, that the SLMC had to be given the Chief Minister position by next year.

Ruling UPFA won 22 seats including the seven seats won by SLMC at the election held in September 2012. The opposition has 15 seats making SLMC the crucial factor in forming a government in the Eastern Provincial Council.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Navy chief reviews Indian Naval Academy passing out parade
-- [4 hours ago]
Government allocates Rs. 150 million for immediate relief measures
-- [6 hours ago]
Update: Death toll from adverse weather in Sri Lanka rises to 113, over 493,000 displaced
-- [7 hours ago]
President discuses immediate steps for necessary relief measures to disaster-hit people
-- [7 hours ago]
US to send emergency assistance to Sri Lanka for flood relief
-- [8 hours ago]
Pakistan to send relief assistance for Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Indian Naval Ship Kirch arrives in Sri Lanka with relief assistance for people displaced by floods
Death toll from floods and landslides in Sri Lanka rises to 100, another 99 missing
Sri Lanka Air Force Airman fell off from helicopter during flood rescue operations dies
Indian PM condoles the loss of lives and property in Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides

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.