Former Chairman of the Central Provincial Council Saliya Dissanayaka says that the reason for his defeat at the recent election was his brother Minister S B Dissanayaka.
Out of the 20 candidates who contested from the UPFA for Nuwaa-eliya he was placed 13th.
He expressed these views speaking to our news team.
However, when we inquired regarding this from Minister S B Dissanayaka, he stated that his brother was defeated due to his drunkenness.
Jayalath Bandara, another brother of Minister S B Dissanayaka who contested from the UNP was elected to the Central Provincial Council.