'Took the position as interim Govt failed'

I took the position of State Minister interim Govt proposal failed: MP Shantha Bandara

by Amani Nilar 12-04-2022 | 12:54 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); MP Shantha Bandara says that he has taken over the post of State Minister as the formation of the interim Government proposed by the 11 parties has failed, during a press conference held today (12).

Shantha Bandara was sworn in as the State Minister of Organic Fertilizer Production, Promotion and Supply Regulation and Promotion of Paddy and Cereals, Organic Food, Vegetables, Fruits, Chilies, Salt and Potato Cultivation, Seed Production and High Tech Agriculture yesterday (11).

Previously, the position was being held by State Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa.

Meanwhile, Kurunegala District Parliamentarian Shantha Bandara has been removed from all his posts in the SLFP with immediate effect.

Former Minister Duminda Dissanayake, the Deputy Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party stated that the MP was stripped off of his posts of Media Spokesperson of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, the post of Yapahuwa Electoral Organizer and the post of Central Committee member.

Dr. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa, Senior Vice President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party stated that the swearing in of Shantha Bandara as a State Minister is a betrayal of his party's policies.

Moreover, a senior official of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said that based on sources, a new Cabinet of Ministers is set to be sworn in today.