Sirisena sacks members from party’s central committee

Colombo, Aug 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena sacked 13 members from his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) central committee hours after a parliamentary election was concluded on Monday.

The move came after speculations that some senior SLFP members may attempt to remove Sirisena from the party following the election results on Tuesday, reported Xinhua news agency.

The president has already appointed new members to the central committee to replace those who have been sacked.

The president sent the list of the members removed to Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya late on Monday.

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