EPDP member demands Jaffna Mayor post

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 August 2009, 18:45 GMT]
The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) candidate, who got more preferential votes than Ms. P. Yogeswari who had been proposed to the post of Jaffna Mayor by Minister Douglas Devananda, is said to demand being appointed as the Mayor, sources in Jaffna said. Apputhurai Manuel Mangaleswaran alias Nesapriyan, the member in question, had obtained 1394 preferential votes while Yogeswari had only polled 1250 preferential votes attaining fifth rank, the sources added.

Mangaleswaran, who had been elected to Jaffna Municipal Council as a member in 1998, had declined to participate in a lunch hosted by Douglas Devananda Wednesday, the sources said.

The minister had gone in person to Mangaleswaran’s house to bring him to the lunch after having called him twice, the sources added.

Meanwhile, Mangaleswararn had to be admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for treatment when he was allegedly attacked by Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) persons during JMC election, the sources said.

 

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