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Monday, 16 April 2018 - 21:48
TNA loses power in Vavuniya Urban Council
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Ramalingam Gautham of the Tamil United Liberation Front was elected as the Chairman of the Vavuniya Urban council although majority seats of the Vavuniya UC were secured by the Tamil National Alliance.

When the vote was taken, members of the Tamil United Liberation Front, SLFP, EPDP, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and All Ceylon Makkal Congress voted for the candidate of the Tamil United Liberation Front.

3 UNP members out of 4 also used their vote in favour of the Tamil United Liberation Front candidate and the other member voted for the TNA candidate.

8 TNA Members also voted for the TNA candidate while the member of the Agila Ilankai Tamil Congress abstained from voting.

MPs M.A. Sumanthiran, Shivashakthi Anandan, and Cader Mastan were also present.

After the vote taking a tense situation erupted in front of the Vavuniya Urban Council.

UNP Vavuniya Organizer P. Karunadasa and a brother of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and former Northern Provincial Councillor Rifkhan Bathiudeen charged that the UNP female member interfered with the process.
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