Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Democratic People Front (DPF) is to contest the Colombo and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Councils with DPF Leader Mano Ganeshan tipped to be the party’s mayoral candidate for the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC).
Ganeshan told ColomboPage that the DPF politburo has requested him to contest as the party’s mayoral candidate for the CMC. However, he said a final decision would be taken this week.
Ganeshan said the DPF is to form an alliance with the Nawa Sama Samaja Party led by Dr. Wickremabahu Karunarathne to contest most of the local government bodies.
When asked if the TNA would back the DPF at the elections, he said the TNA would extend its support since the DPF supported the TNA during the local government elections in the North.
“The TNA would definitely support us at the local government elections in October,” Ganeshan said.
Ganeshan contested the parliamentary elections in April 2010 from Colombo but failed to get elected.