Ruling party mayoral candidate for Colombo to be re-appointed as President’s adviser

Oct 23, Colombo: The opposition leader of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Milinda Moragoda who lost his bid for mayor post at the recent local government elections is to be re-appointed as a senior adviser to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, presidential sources say.

Moragoda held a President’s senior adviser position before he resigned to contest the election for the Colombo Municipal Council as the mayoral candidate of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance.

He is slated to be given responsibility regarding international affairs and urban development, sources said.

Although the ruling alliance implemented a very ambitious plan to win the Colombo Municipal Council, the major opposition United National Party secured the Council, its stronghold for over 50 years.

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