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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2964

A new look Colombo Municipality and the Mayor after the crossover to Rajapakshas’ party

By Vandana Jayasinghe

Colombo, 23 October, ( The green painted Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) gates and walls has now been redone with blue just few days after the controversial cross over by the city father – the Mayor Uvais M. Imitiyaz to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

The pubic think that the sudden change of the color is due to the cross over but according to CMC Commissioner Dr. Jayantha Liyanage, this is not due to political changeovers but want of a new look.

After the cross over, in which the CMC team, including the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and 19 councilors, the CMC follows the ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’, as the Mayor Imitiyaz pledged to the President Mahinda Rajapaksha.

The CMC team took the SLFP membership at a meeting held with the President Rajapaksha last week and they pledged their fullest support to the President.

However, not only the gates and walls of the CMC but also the activities of the CMC have painted with blue brash strokes following the ‘Mahinda Chinthanaya’.

At the meeting Mayor Imitiyaz told President Rajapaksha that he would like to seek Presidents’ advice in future.

From the controversial swearing in as the Mayor of the CMC, Mayor Imitiyaz has taken several controversial steps including converting the CMC with no opposition by the latest cross over to the SLFP.

According to Mayors Secretary Sham Navaz, President had appreciated the work done by the Mayor during a short period of six-months after assuming duties and also he had told that he was happy that a person from a poor family had been elected as the Mayor.

President had stressed the need of implementing plans to uplift the standard of slum dwellers, to eradicate mosquito menace and to solve the garbage problem at the meeting, where he gave an assurance to give the government support to the CMC to make the Colombo city a clean city.

- Asian Tribune -

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