CWC gets Hatton–Dickoya UC Chairmanship | Daily News

CWC gets Hatton–Dickoya UC Chairmanship

Ceylon Workers Congress Leader Arumugam Thondaman arriving for the Hatton–Dickoya Urban Council. Picture by Asela Kuruluwansa
Ceylon Workers Congress Leader Arumugam Thondaman arriving for the Hatton–Dickoya Urban Council. Picture by Asela Kuruluwansa

The Ceylon Workers Congress candidate was elected as the Chairman of the Hatton–Dickoya Urban Council by drawing lots.

The UNP was able to obtain 6 seats during the Local Government elections while the Ceylon Workers Congress secured two seats and the SLPP and the Communist Party acquiring a seat each. Since no party managed to secure a majority at the LG elections, an election by drawing of lots took place with the participation of the Provincial Comisioner Menaka Herath and Sadayan Balachandran from the Ceylon Workers Congress managed to win the election after being tied up with Alagumuttu Nanda Kumara from the UNP.

Tempers frayed during the voting when SLPP candidate Senthil Raj Shiwadarshani voted for the UNP candidate and the police had to be brought in to control the situation.

UNP candidate M.J.M. Farmz picked the winning number from drawing lots with Ceylon Workers Congress candidate Kumara Karunasiri and was elected as the Vice Chairman of the council. 


 

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