UPDATE : Dayasiri s first proposal defeated - UNP proposed Dharmasiri Dasanayaka elected as the Chairmen.

Friday, 11 October 2013 - 11:02


North Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera’s first proposal to the Council was defeated today when its members voted to elect a Chairman for the new Council.


After the inauguration of the Council session, Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera proposed Indrani Dasanayake’s name to the Chairman post.


Going against Dayasiri’s proposal, UNP PC member S.M. Perera proposed another UPFA member Dharmasiri Dasanayake’s name to the same post.


Later, it was decided to hold a secret vote as there were two names proposed to the Chairman position.


In the secret vote taking, government proposed member Indrani Dasanayake was defeated as her rival Dharmasiri Dasanayake obtained 30 votes against Indrani’s 22 votes.

UPDATE Friday, 11 October 2013 - 1:12 PM


Dharmasiri Dasanayake appointed as the Chairman of the NW PC

Friday, 11 October 2013 - 11:02 AM


The North Western Provincial Council inaugural meeting was held today.


During the sessions to appoint a Council Chairman, Dharmasiri Dasanayake whose name was proposed by the UNP has been elected the Chairman with 8 majority votes.


The UPFA proposed Indrani Dasanayake to the Chairman post, and as there were 2 names proposed, it was decided to take a secret vote.


In the election, Indrani Dasanayake received 22 votes while Dharmasiri Dasanayake received 30 votes.