General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance and Minister Susil Premajayantha has said that the heads of local bodies won by the Party would be announced on Saturday.
The Minister said that other than special occasion, the heads of Local Institutions would be appointed based on the preferential votes obtained. It is desired to issue the gazette notification containing the names on Saturday. Secretaries of political parties have a period of 14 days after the polls to nominate persons to the main positions. The Freedom Alliance was able to take control of 45 Local Authorities at the recently concluded polls. The Ilangai Thamil Arasu Party won 18 Local Bodies, while two were won by the Tamil United Liberation Front. The Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government is planning to hold a series of workshops for the members elected to Local Councils.