Politically informed sources reveal that Leader of the TMVP, Former Chief Minister Shivanesa-thurei Chandrakanth alias Pilleyan is due to be elected as the Chief Minister of the East.
The former chief minister also met President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently.
The decision to appoint the leader of the TMVP as the Chief Minister of the East had been pronounced during a meeting which was held at Temple Trees yesterday.
In the wake of the governments' decision the SLMC is of the stance that they should receive the 2 bonus seats over in the Eastern provincial council if the TMVP is to be presented with the Chief Ministerial post of the East.
A senior spokesperson for the SLMC expressing his views in this regard to our news team noted that the SLMC required a cabinet ministerial post as an auxiliary requirement.