Oct 01, Colombo: The main opposition of Sri Lanka, United National Party, says that gaining control of at least a few local government bodies by the opposition would help preserve democracy in the country.
Issuing a statement UNP parliamentarian Eran Wickremaratne has said that democracy requires a pluralism of power centers and power should not be centralized with a few people.
“Presently the presidency, parliament and most local government institutions are all controlled by the UPFA,” he has stated.
Wickremaratne has noted that people would not only choose a mayor, but a political party at the elections for the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) on October 8th.
He has also emphasized that a person’s home was the refuge of an individual and also the family and therefore needed to be preserved as well.