UNP and SLPP trying to control DMMC

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By H. M. Dharmapala   

Unable to establish a ruling party, newly elected local representatives at the Dehiwela- Mount Lavinia Municipal Council (DMMC) are facing their first obstacle.   


The group led by Sunethra Ranasinghe (UNP) had secured 36,985 votes and won 19 seats while the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has obtained 36,029 votes and won 18 seats. However, under the new electoral system the SLPP will receive a bonus seat bringing it to a tie with the UNP.   


The six seats won by the UPFA for its 10,956 votes and the four seats won by the JVP for its 7,544 votes would tilt the balance of power in this council.   


Danasiri Ameratunga of the SLPP said that a clear public opinion had been made across the country and a great victory had been won by their party, and therefore they are not avaricious in joining with the SLFP and in no way they would betray the public opinion and therefore are watching the situation.   

 

Unable to establish a ruling party, newly elected local representatives at the Dehiwela- Mount Lavinia Municipal Council (DMMC) are facing their first obstacle


Meanwhile Sunethra Ranasinghe said that her party had received a clear mandate to rule sans corruption and wastage. With a view of installing an administration to fulfill the aspirations of the people she would look forward to joining with either the SLFP or the JVP or with anyone who is against frauds and corruption. She said further that she is watching the situation carefully.   

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