Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

CMC in crisis: Ranil asks PM to intervene

- BY YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDAN­A

While stating that the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is in a crisis because of a dispute between the council members and the Municipal Commission­er, UNP MP Ranil Wickremesi­nghe yesterday requested the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to intervene to resolve the problem.

“There is a crisis in the CMC as a dispute has arisen between the Municipal Commission­er and the council members. Distributi­on of providing relief to city dwellers who have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic had come to a standstill as a result of it. Therefore, I request Prime Minister Rajapaksa to summon the Mayor, members of the Municipal Council and the Commission­er and resolve the issue through dialogue.

The dispute between the Municipal Commission­er and the Council members led to protests by the council members and the officers attached to the Municipal Council.

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