The Mayor of Galle Methsiri De Silva was removed from his office, as Mayor and from his seat in the Municipal Council, by the Chief Minister of the Southern Province Shan Wijayalal Silva today.
Speaking further Chief Minister of the Southern Province Shan Wijayalal Silva also noted that the gazette notification in this regard had already been issued.
A group of councillors attached to the Galle Municipal Council had issued a charge sheet against its mayor prior to the 2011 local government election.
Subsequently an investigation was launched & the final report in this regard was handed over 2 months before.
Opposition Leader of the Galle Municipal Council Fayaz Latiff expressed the following views to our news team in this regard.
Moreover Methsiri Silva also appeared on behalf of the Galle fishing community who staged protests against the illegal construction of fishing outlets at the Rathgama & jakotuwa beaches.