UNP to take disciplinary action against Balangoda Mayor

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The United National Party (UNP) says it is considering disciplinary action against Balangoda Mayor Chamika Wewagedara.

Wewagedara, a UNP member, had allegedly destroyed a stock of vegetables set for sale, by pouring kerosene over them recently.

The incident had taken place when vendors had transported a stock of vegetables despite the curfew.

The Balangoda Mayor had arrived at the location where the vendors were and poured kerosene over the vegetables.

When contacted by the Colombo Gazette, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that the UNP leadership had taken note of the incident.

He said that the UNP Working Committee will decide on the course of action to be taken against the Mayor. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This moron should be kicked out of office. He has no legal right to deal with law breakers. It is up to the Police, Army or Navy.
    He is unfit to be a leader or hold public office.

  2. This is what “THE MUSLIM VOICE” wrote on April 11th., in a National newspaper when the news was published regarding the action of this Mayor. Read below please. UNP taking action against this “rowdy” Balangoda mayor seems appreciated (http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/Balangoda-Mayor-allegedly-pours-kerosene-on-vegetables/108-186557)
    The content:
    HE. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, PM. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Hon. Basil Rajapaksa and the Presidential Task Force To Direct, Coordinate and Monitor the Dilivery of Continious Services for Sustenance of Overall Community Life in Sri Lanka in the Wake of COVID19 Pandemic.
    Please take stern action against this high-handed action of the Mayor of Balangoda Urban Council after probing the incident in depth. Even if the vendor/vendors have done something wrong, they should have been dealt by the police or the security authorities under the “Rule of Law”. The Mayor has no authority to pour kerosene over the produce. The Mayor should be made to pay the damages to the vendor/vendors if found fault.
    Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice”


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