Dr JJ appointed to handle UNP polls campaign
for Jaffna, Vavuniya
The Commissioner of Elections Dayananda Dissanayaka has
informed the Defence Secretary of a request by the UNP that their MP and
Assistant Secretary Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena has been nominated by the
party to engage in election related activities for the forthcoming local
government elections to be held in the Vavuniya UC and Jaffna MC areas and
as such that he be allowed free access to and from Vavuniya and Jaffna
since the UNP plans to contest both local government elections
Dr. Jayawardena will be based in Colombo.
The Elections Commissioner has said in his letter that he had recommended the request of the UNP and had forwarded the request to the Defence Secretary for necessary action.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake in letters dated May 29 had sought the permission of the Defence Secretary through the Commissioner of Elections to allow free access to Dr. Jayawardena nominated by the party to spearhead the election propaganda work both in the Vavuniya UC and Jaffna MC areas.