Govt. in dilemma over NCP CM postSeptember 14, 2012, 9:10 pm
By Norman Phaliahawadena
The government is in a dilemma over the appointment of the head of the newly elected North-Central Province as former Chief Minister came second at last Saturday’s PC polls.S. M. Ranjith (UPFA) polled a staggering 105,232 preferential votes
overtaking former CM Berty Premalal Dissanayaka, who obtained 95,027 votes.
Rajith, the brother of Minister of Agrarian Services and Wild Life S. M. Chandrasena, told The Island that even if he was not appointed Chief Minister he would not desert the UPFA. He was confident that President Mahinda Rajapaksa would do the right thing.
Former Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayaka said that he would respect whatever decision taken by the party in this regard. The President had thanked them all for the UPFA victory at the election, he said, adding that he did not create any problems, but they were created by another group.
Dissanayake said whether he received the post or not he would continue to serve the party. The government is expected to appoint the Chief Minister tomorrow.
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