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Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

Rosy Senanayake who became the first female Mayor of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and other United National Party members elected to the CMC took oaths before Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees last evening. Minister D.M. Swaminathan, other UNP Ministers and UNP Parliamentarians were also present. Picture by Hirantha Gunatillaka

The first female Mayor of the Colombo Muncipal Council (CMC) Rosy Senanayake and 60 other UNP members elected to the CMC took oaths in the presence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister D.M Swaminathan at Temple Trees yesterday.

Several other UNP Ministers and Parliamentarians were also present. Mohammed Iqbal took oaths as the Deputy Mayor.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe addressing the newly elected UNP members to the CMC urged them to take immediate and effective measures to control the spread of dengue fever and streamline garbage disposal in the city.

“The proposed 10-year-plan for the Colombo City should be started immediately. It’s your duty to find funds and address the issues faced by the public effectively,” the Prime minister said.

Rosy Senanayake, meanwhile said she would do her best to keep the city clean.

“Colombo is a city with a diverse population which makes this city beautiful and special.

We should do our best to respect and preserve the traditions, culture and practices of each and every community and protect unity at all times, she added.

Ministers John Amarathunga, Mangala Samaraweera and several other UNP Parliamentarians were present.