32 CPC members submit affidavits to remove CM Sarath Ekanayake
March 12, 2015 12:36 pm
Thirty-two Central Provincial Council (CPC) members today submitted affidavits to the Governor of the Central Province Surangani Ellawala, seeking to remove Sarath Ekanayake from the post of Chief Minister and appoint Thilina Bandara Tennakoon instead.
The group of Provincial Councilors, including Tennakoon and Opposition Leader Ranjith Aluwihare, visited the Governor’s Office this morning and handed over the affidavits.
Speaking to reporters afterwards, Tennakoon stated that the Governor should consider the request and take a correct decision.
The UPFA Provincial Councilor stated that he has the backing of 15 opposition councilors and that when similar affidavits were submitted on a previous occasion, no steps had been taken due to the removal of Tikiri Kobbekaduwa from the post of Governor.
Meanwhile a petition filed by Sarath Ekanayake before the Kandy High Court seeking an injunction order preventing his removal from the post of Chief Minister has still not received a response.