UNP will name only Colombo Mayoral candidate

Published : 9:10 am  December 20, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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MB_5By Yohan Perera   

United National Party (UNP) has decided not to name mayoral candidates to any of the local bodies except for Colombo Municipal Council, party sources said yesterday. 


Fomer MP Rosy Senanayake as its mayoral candidate for CMC



According to the head of party’s publicity unit Sugath Chandrasekera, the party had made this decision to be given an opportunity to the younger generation to come into politics.   
However, the party had officially named former MP Rosy Senanayake as its mayoral candidate for Colombo Municipal Council.   

Meanwhile, the party is expected to file nominations to the rest of the local bodies today and tomorrow.   

More than 21 parties and civil organizations are contesting under the UNP at the local government elections scheduled to be held in February 10, according to party sources.   

It was also reported that party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had approved all nominations.