The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said Madhumadhawa Aravinda, who represents the JHU in the Colombo Municipal Council, resigned from the CMC today on a party decision that he should contest the upcoming elections to the Western Provincial Council (WPC) from the Gampaha district.
When Daily Mirror contacted JHU spokesman Nishantha Sri Warnasinha on Mr. Aravinda’s resignation, he said it came in the wake of the party deciding that he contests the elections to the WPC.
“However he could have contested the election while remaining as a municipal councillor, but it is not ethical to do so because he was selected to the CMC by voters in Colombo,” Mr. Warnasinha said.
When asked whether Mr. Aravinda would contest the election on the JHU or the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket, he said that would have to be decided by the party. (Jayashika Padmasiri)