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UPFA LG Head appointments on basis of preferential votes

  • Saturday, July 30, 2011
  • Aruntha Kanagaratnam
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  • Heads of Local Government bodies won by the UPFA will be appointed on the basis of preferential votes, said UPFA General Secretary and Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha.

    He said that the name lists of the chairmen and deputy chairmen for the UPFA won Local Government bodies had been finalized and were sent to the Elections Commissioner and other officials. He said that the names will be gazetted before July 31. He said that the appointments are the decision of the UPFA.

    He also said that the UPFA has nominated Ven Gnanaprabha Thera as the chairman of Embilipitiya Urban Council.

    The minister said that the newly appointed heads of the Local Government Authorities are expected to take oaths on August 1. The UPFA secured victory in 45 out of 65 Local Government bodies which went to polls on July 23.

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