UPFA to choose heads of local councils after polls
[TamilNet, Saturday, 04 March 2006, 01:31 GMT]
The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided to declare the names of candidates for the posts of Mayor and Chairman of local authorities after UPFA captures power in the forthcoming poll on March 30. However, Mr.Vasudeva Nanayakara, veteran trade unionist and a leading member of the left movement in the island has been named as the Mayoral candidate for the Colombo Municipal Council, UPFA sources said.
Candidates for the posts of Mayor and chairman for all other local authorities the UPFA is contesting will be named after it captures power and on the basis of highest number preferential votes polled by each, sources said.
UPFA at its central committee meeting held recently had chosen Mr.Vasudeva Nanayakara as the Mayoral candidate for Colombo CMC unanimously.