Young Mayor assumes duties in Kalmunai
[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 June 2006, 17:46 GMT]
21 year-old youth Mr.Abdul Rahim Asmir of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Thursday assumed duties as the first Mayor of the Kalmunai Municipal Council, and 52 year old Mr. Ismalebbe Kamardeen of Maruthamunai as Deputy Mayor at an event held in the Municipal Council building Thursday. "I will discharge my duties as the first citizen of the Kalmunai promoting better understanding between Muslims and Tamils and also would be taking concrete steps to develop the town," said the new Mayor in his address.
He further said that he would be guided by his political mentor
Mr.H.M.M.Harees, former parliamentarian of the district while in office.
Mr.H.M.M.Harees, former Amparai district parliamentarian participated as the chief guest at the event. He said that hundred day development programme for the Kalmunai town will be implemented, sources said.
SLMC captured power in the Kalmunai MC at the election held on May 20th by winning ten of the nineteen seats. The Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi (ITAK) won six seats became the opposition. United people Freedom Alliance (UPFA)
won two seats and an independent group one.
Kalmunai town was raised to the status of Municipal Council in the 2001 but an elected administration assumed duties only in 2006.