CM takes over portfolios of sacked PC Minister

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By 2017-09-14

Southern Provincial Council Minister Weerasumana Weerathunga was removed from his post yesterday (13) by Southern Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara.

Weerathunga was the PC Minister of Sports, Youth Affairs, Culture and Arts, Social Welfare, Probationary Care and Child Protection, Women's Affairs, Housing and Construction.

The Governor appointed Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijayalal De Silva to the vacant post.

It was reported that Weerathunga voted against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution when the draft bill was tabled in the PC. (MD)

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