VIDEO: Minister S M Chandrasena to resign
September 19, 2012 04:56 pm
Minister S M Chandrasena says he will resign from his ministerial portfolio while reports claim that the Minister resigned from his post to facilitate the Chief Ministerial post in the North Central Province for his brother S.M. Ranjith.
SLFP sources earlier stated that UPFA candidate and former Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake was most likely to once again be appointed the new Chief Minister for the
North Central Province despite receiving less preferential votes than
S.M. Ranjith at the recently concluded Provincial Council Elections.
S.M. Ranjith of the UPFA received the
highest number of preferential votes in the Anuradhapura District with
105,232 votes beating other UPFA candidate Berty Premalal Dissanayake
who received 95,027.
However, SLFP sources claimed that Premalal would still be appointed as the Chief Minister ahead of Ranjith.
served formerly as the Chief Minister to the North Central Province
while controversy surrounded his name before and during the elections