Sept 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka government sources say that the former Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake will be re-appointed to lead the Central Provincial Council.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne's son Anuradha Jayaratne, who topped the preferential votes list of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) from Kandy District is also vying for the post, but the government is not likely to offer him the position due to his lack of experience in politics, sources said.
Anuradha Jayaratne has been the private secretary of the Prime Minister for several years. Former Provincial Councilor and son of Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon, who topped preferential votes in the Matale district, has also expressed interest to become the Chief Minister, sources say.
However, the government is considering the experienced former Chief Minister due to his caliber to cope with all members in the council.
Meanwhile, sources said that the Prime Minister has offered to resign from the post and also from the seat of the parliament, paving way to Sarath Ekanayake to be appointed to the parliament.