The SLPP’s executive committee has decided to remove Prof. G.L. Peiris as the party’s chairman, news1st.lk reported.
The decision was taken at its meeting last week, it quoted SLPP general secretary Sagara Kariyawasam as having said.
According to him, two nominees to the position are under consideration.
Either a senior politician or a person recognized by the civil society will be chosen.
Kariyawasam also said SLPP office-bearers now supporting other parties too, will be removed from their positions.
As the first step, it removed members who handed in nominations from other parties to contest the local government polls.