Priyantha Amarasiri of the SLPP, who was removed from the post of Mayor of Badulla due to two consecutive defeats in the budget presented for the year 2022, has been re-elected as the Mayor with the assistance of the United National Party.
Twelve days ago, the Governor of the Uva Province issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification to remove Priyantha Amarasiri from office and the election to elect a new Mayor was held yesterday (11).
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party had nominated its Deputy Mayor Asitha Nalinda for the post of Mayor while the United National Party had nominated former Mayor of the SLPP Priyantha Amarasiri.
Accordingly, the former mayor has recorded an easy victory by obtaining the votes of all but one member of the SLPP and all members of the United National Party. It received 15 out of 25 votes in the House.