Opposition says need to win several LG bodies to preserve democracy in Sri Lanka

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.

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