Rajitha Arjuna Hirunika removed from the SLFP

President Maithripala Sirisena, as the chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedm Party (SLFP), has cancelled the SLFP memberships of Rajitha Senaratne, Arjuna Ranatunga and Hirunika Premachandra, the President’s office said.The President’s office said that the SLFP memberships of S.B. Navinna and M.K.D.S. Gunawardene have also been removed. The decision was taken after the former SLFP members had decided to contest the August 17 Parliament election under the elephant symbol of the United National Party. (Colombo Gazette)