Nov 29, Colombo: Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister of Agriculture, Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation as the General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has threatened to take legal action if the UPFA Chairman former President Maithripala Sirisena holds the executive council meeting called by him tomorrow (30) afternoon.
Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says in a letter to the UPFA Chairman that he has come to know that arrangements have been made to hold an executive council meeting of the United People’s Freedom Alliance tomorrow at 5 pm at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party headquarters.
Mr. Amaraweera has pointed out in the letter that according to the constitution of the UPFA, the authority to call an executive council meeting rests with him as its general secretary and Mr. Maithripala Sirisena as the party leader has no constitutional authority to call an executive council meeting.
Pointing out that the meeting called by Mr. Sirisena is unconstitutional and illegal, Mr. Amaraweera, as the general Secretary of the UPFA informed the former President to take immediate steps to correct this situation and cancel the meeting.
Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera emphasizes in the letter that if the meeting is not cancelled, legal action will be taken for calling an illegal and unconstitutional meeting.