Mrs. Yamuna Ganeshalingam contests CMC on UPFA ticket


By Franklin R. Satyapalan

Leading social activist and longstanding committee member of Colombo Hindu Congress Mrs. Yamuna Ganeshalingam contesting the October 8 local elections to the Colombo Municipal Council under the UPFA banner and betel symbol said that, as a woman, she is taking up the challenge to be a bridge between the Colombo ratepayers and the CMC to solve any problems they may encounter.

She said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa is committed to developing the Colombo City into one of the most beautiful and cleanest cities which would be a model to this part of the world. "I have decided to take up the challenge in this direction considering the CMC as a social service organization and look forward to improving the livelihoods of the people".

"I believe that if we could get more people involved in self–employment projects which are promoted by the government it would automatically strengthen them financially."

Mrs Ganeshalingam who was mainly instrumental in reviving the Colombo Hindu Congress in 1995 after the organization had become defunct following the communal riots of 1983, has earned the distinction of serving as President, Secretary, Vice President for several years and continues to be a committee member at present.

The wife of late populist Mayor of Colombo K. Ganeshalingam, she is the mother of two children. She is the eldest daughter of late Dr. Sri Pathmanathan, an eminent physician from Puloly in Vadamarachchi, Jaffna.

Her maternal uncle Queens Counsel (QC) P. Navaratnarajah was one of the most eminent legal luminaries Sri Lanka has ever produced. He was instrumental in training many young lawyers who became giants in their career.

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