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SLPP’s Priyantha Godage elected Galle Mayor

23 March 2018 12:50 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Priyantha Sahabandu Godage of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has been elected Mayor of Galle on a secret ballot after he was elected to UNP-controlled Galle Municipal Council.

Mr.Godagereceived 20 votes while Jilith Nishantha of the UNP received 11 votes. (D.G. Sugathapala)

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  • rajiv Friday, 23 March 2018 01:36 PM

    UNP had 14 votes and SLPP had 13 votes but after voting we find SLPP getting 20 vs 11 for UNP. Whats happening ?

    Sanman Friday, 23 March 2018 03:04 PM

    A reality check for people living the Colombo bubble

    umen Friday, 23 March 2018 03:06 PM

    A secret vote, 2 Unp voted for SLPP, guess what will happen in no confidence

    Money Man Friday, 23 March 2018 05:46 PM

    Money talks

    athiy Friday, 23 March 2018 01:37 PM

    Mr.Vajira is the man to be held for this situation because 07 muslim candidates contested for the Galle Municipality and all the 07 were elected. But he form the Council he had to go along with SLFP and wanted to give the Mayorship to Jilith and Deputy to an SLFP candidate finally what happened. Mr.Vajira don't try to fool the people all the time by giving false promises. If he would have given the Mayor or Deputy to muslim he would have formed the UNP council

    Mandayan Friday, 23 March 2018 02:09 PM

    As it became customary for Southern politicians, you must get a gun, at least with a licence.

    K shantha Friday, 23 March 2018 02:29 PM

    What's happening????I thought galle and negambo both won by UNP

    Kunthar Friday, 23 March 2018 02:32 PM

    Similar to this, one group in Jaffna MC have asked for electing Mayor.But Sampanthan group is not willing.

    Gayan Friday, 23 March 2018 07:47 PM

    Prelude to the no confidence motion against PM.

    Jayasinghe Saturday, 24 March 2018 07:19 AM

    Vajira must have thought twice before offering the Mayorship to Jilith because Vajira was a lost candidate and he was elected under the present Yahapalanaya to be neutral but unfortunately he never dreamt of losing the Council. Galle Municipal Council history is UNP but last 02 councils went to the PA and this time won by the UNP and for the stupid decision by vajira the council went to SLPP. This is what happen when you are over confidence. Wait and see next election vajira will be sent back home. Hats off to the brave council members who voted in electing the Mayor.


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