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Panadura UC chairman foils attempt to defeat Budget

Chairman of the UNP-controlled Panadura Urban Council Nandana Gunathilaka foiled a conspiracy of certain UNP Councillors to defeat the Annual Budget 2022 of the Council scheduled to be presented yesterday.

All Councillors were summoned yesterday (25) by Manel Siyabalagoda, Secretary of the Panadura Urban Council, to participate at a special monthly meeting as the Chairman was scheduled to table the Budget 2022.

Councillors of all political parties were present at the auditorium of the Council at 10.00 am. However the Chairman reported sick. The councillors who waited at the auditorium forced the Secretary of the Council to contact the Chairman to ask whether he would come to preside over the meeting.

The Chairman replied that he was seriously ill. The Councillors then forced Vice Chairman P.H. Wilman Silva to preside over the meeting and adopt the Budget for 2022.

JVP Councillor Chandana Hettiarhchi pointed out that the Vice Chairman had no authority to preside over the special meeting to adopt the Annual Budget.

When contacted by the Daily News, the Chairman said that he is prepared to remove or take disciplinary action against the UNP Councillors who had worked for Sajith Premadaa at the last General Election.

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