Tense situation as Maharagama UC SLPP members take oaths

A tense situation arose when six Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna members took oaths at the Maharagama Urban Council today.

The six members, including Kanthi Kodikara, were sworn in as members of the Maharagama Urban Council, replacing the members of the Independent Group which had contested and won the local council elections.

The SLPP had extended support to the Independent Group at the last local council elections after the SLPP nominations list was rejected. (Colombo Gazette)