SLFP members have shown high enthusiasm in contesting the Local Government elections.
A large number presented themselves for interviews at the SLFP Headquarters and the Mahaweli Centre today as well. Former members of local government institutions in Ratnapura, Kalutara and Galle as well as new aspirants attended the interviews. The interviews are being conducted by several panels. The candidates are being selected by the panels that comprise Ministers and Parliamentarians. Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne said that plans are underway to select a team of efficient members from the SLFP.