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* EPDP wants opposition leader position of Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council
Sun, Sep 29, 2013, 09:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka government coalition partner, Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) has asked for the opposition leader position of the Northern Provincial Council, government sources said.

EPDP Leader, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda has asked the government to appoint a EPDP candidate as the opposition leader of the Council.

Sources further say that the Minister has made this request in writing to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Kandasami Kamalendran of the EPDP contesting under the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) gained the highest number of preferential votes among the UPFA candidates at the Northern Provincial Council election. He received 13,632 preferential votes.

The ruling party UPFA gained 7 seats in the 38-member Council while the major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) gained 30 seats with the two bonus seats. Sri Lanka Muslim Congress received one seat.

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