Tamil Diplomat

Mahinda reconciles; consents to hand over SLFP Chairmanship

Former President Maahinda Rajapakse has consented to hand over the chairmanship of the SLFP to President Maithripala Sirisena, reports say.

Mahinda Rajapakse had earlier maintained that he is the Chairman of the SLFP. Even some former senior ministers had stated that Mahinda Rajapakse enjoyed the support of the majority of the Central Committee. Now, Mahinda Rajapakse has reconciled and consented to make way for President Sirisena to be the party Chairman.