He said that those looking to divide the SLFP want to create a new political force in the country.However he noted these politicians never supported the SLFP in 1994 when the party came back to power following years of UNP rule. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today accused outsiders of attempting to split the party to create a new political alliance.SLFP member Susil Premajayantha said that political parties which were part of the United People’s Freedom Alliance and those who are not recognised as a political party, are behind moves to split the SLFP.
Justice Preethi Padman Surasena was sworn in today as the President of the Court of Appeal.He replaces Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya who has been elevated to the Supreme Court. He was appointed as a judge of the High Court in 2007 and in 2016 he was appointed a Court of Appeal judge. He also served as the Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption. (Colombo Gazette) Justice Preethi Padman Surasena, who obtained his degree in Physics from the Science Faculty of the University of Colombo, entered the Law College in 1985. In 1989 he took oaths as an attorney, and later joined the Attorney General’s Department as a Senior State Counsel.