No Decision On Jayaratne’s Replacement

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya

The government says no decision has been taken on a replacement for former State Minister Priyankara Jayaratne.

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary and Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake said that Jayaratne had resigned from his post due to personal reasons.

Pointing out that he has already discussed the matter with Jayaratne, Minister Dissanayake said that a new Minister would be appointed for the post to prevent any administrative issues. However, he said that no decision has been taken on the appointee.


He also said that the SLFP is preparing for the next local government election and added that the best candidates will be selected to contest.

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