Monk in line UC chairmanship

By Prageeth Janaka, Omalpe Correspondent

For the first time in history a Buddhist monk is certain to be elected as the Chairman of the Embilipitiya Urban Council. He is Ven. Wewelduwe Gnanapraha thera, Chief Incumbent of the Walawegama Viharaya. He has obtained the highest number of preferential votes with 5,895.

During the previous election he was shot at and his posters and cut outs destroyed by the supporters of the opposition as well as members of the ruling party as they were against a monk taking to party politics.

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