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‘Minister Senasinghe has no part in selecting Kaduwela MC members’

Kaduwela Municipal Council United National Party (UNP) leader and other members yesterday stated that the five male UNP members were selected by 28 candidates at the recent election.

International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe's Private Secretary Ranil Artigala said at a press conference held at the Senora Reception Hall in Thalawathugoda that the Minister did not involve at the selection of the names of the members to be sent to the Election Commission.

He said that according to the results, UNP Organiser Minister Senasinghe was informed that the party won 10 bonus seats. According to the new amendments, four seats had to be allocated to female representation and one had to be given to the JHU.

He said the Minister refused to select members and allowed the candidates to select them.