Charges against ex-Deputy Minister to be taken up within this week
Aug 11, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The charges against former Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva would be forwarded to the Party disciplinary committee within the week and further action would initiated depending on their findings, Health Minister cum SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday.
He said that a preliminary decision had been taken to remove Mervyn Silva from the Party membership on disciplinary grounds at a meeting held at Temple Trees Tuesday chaired by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The party office bearers had proposed to the President to remove him from the Highways Deputy Minister portfolio as well, he added.
The President removed him from the post of Highways Deputy Minister Tuesday.
Minister Sirisena also said that former Deputy Minister Silva had been removed from the Party to conduct a disciplinary inquiry into certain allegations levelled against his conduct.