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It is reported that plans are afoot to appoint a group of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidates who lost in the recent Southern and Western Provincial Council elections to posts of chairpersons, directors and advisors in ministries, government corporations and other establishments.
A member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) speaking to Ceylon Today said that a group of defeated candidates had requested the President to consider the possibility of making these appointments. The source who did not wish to reveal his name went on to say that these candidates have pointed out to the President that they have worked for the SLFP with great political commitment and at times had even sacrificed their personal wealth and assets for the sake of the Party.
Approval has been granted by the President for the appointment of a number of candidates to major government institutions as chairpersons and advisors. These appointments are set to come into effect in the next few days, the source revealed.
By Niranjala Ariyawansha
- Ceylon Today