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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Chandrika steps down as Leader of SLFP owing to alleged hara

[b]Chandrika steps down as Leader of SLFP owing to alleged harassment[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Colombo, 07 March, ( Ex President and leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chandrika Kumaratunga has decided to step down from her capacity as SLFP leader temporarily owing to the continuous harassment she has faced after Mahinda Rajapakse took office as president of Sri Lanka.

In a letter addressed to Party General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena, Ms. Kumaratunga also proposed the name of Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake as the acting Leader of the SLFP, at least until she is ready to take over her duties again.

She also noted that she will be away from the country due to both health and professional matters for several months. "I have been unable to perform my duties effectively in my capacity as SLFP leader after President Mahinda Rajapakse was elected as President of the country, because he has obstructed my powers both as SLFP leader and former President," her letter claimed.

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