Governor of the Uva Province Raja Collure removed from chairmanship of Communist Party

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The Communist Party of Sri Lanka says that Raja Collure has been removed from his position as the Chairman of the party with immediate effect.

Mr. Collure has been removed from the position following a decision by the party’s central committee, the media coordinator of the Communist Party said.

In a statement, the party said that the central committee of the party which convened a meeting today (24) approved the proposal brought forth by the politburo to remove Mr Raja Collure from the chairmanship.

Raja Collure is also the current Governor of the Uva Province.

He was recently in the spotlight after claiming that he is considering slashing the November salary of teachers in the Uva Province who did not report to duty on October 21 when schools were reopened.

The governor had come under heavy criticism from trade unions and other groups over these comments.

However, speaking to reporters regarding the party’s decision, Mr Collure said that the central committee of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka has no authority to take disciplinary action against him for a decision taken as the Governor.

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