The UNP, SLFP and the SLPP are all are yet to choose their mayoral candidate for Colombo municipal council at the upcoming LG polls and selecting other candidates too, is still ongoing. The SLPP is to field Omar Kamil as its candidate for mayor, but he is yet to agree to that. He was the mayor under the UNP and his request to contest from the party again has been turned down. If he contests from any other party, he will be the main challenge to the UNP.
The UNP has no place for ex-mayor Kamil, but it is going to fill its candidates list with underworld figures and money launderers, reports say. Among them are the sons of Kimbula Ela Guna and Kudu Lal as well as money launderer Robinson’s son-in-law Vishnu. The UNP should understand that fielding persons involved in illegal activities as candidates to win elections is not valid any longer. Or else, it will have to lose its bastion, the CMC, this time.