Mervy back as Kelaniya organiser


By LaL Gunasekera

Minister of Public Relations and Public Affairs Mervyn Silva has been re-appointed SLFP Organiser for the Kelaniya Electorate after a lapse of about one year.

Silva told The Island yesterday (19) that he would resume work in the electorate on Thursday (23) at the auspicious time of 2.00 p.m. with the distribution of school books to 1,500 scholarship recipients and also donate Rs. 50,000 each to 46 Buddhist Temples in the electorate, one Christian Church, one Hindu Kovil and a Mosque.

He thanked President Mahinda Rajapaksa for re-appointing him to Kelaniya Electorate at the request of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, UPFA Parliamentarian for the Gampaha District.

While he was out former Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga looked after the electorate.


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