The United People’s Freedom Alliance has decided to contest all Local Bodies at the forthcoming polls.
The decision was reached at a special meeting of the UPFA held at Temple Trees under the patronage of President Rajapaksa. It was attended by all constituent party leaders of the Government. All Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas are due to be dissolved within the next two weeks. Political sources said that the Local Government polls are scheduled to be held in March. Local Bodies occupy a significant place in the efforts to make Sri Lanka the Miracle of Asia. The United People’s Freedom Alliance holds power of a majority of the Local Bodies.
Candidates who desire to contest under the Sri Lanka Freedom Party should forward their applications before the 5th of next month. UPFA General Secretary and Minister Susil Premajayantha said that those who are already serving as Local Government members should also submit their applications.