SLMC decided to contest alone in the upcoming eastern council election where the president Rajapaksa fails to give favorable response on announcing seats for SLMC candidates under UPFA ticket.
Earlier SLMC decided to contest under UPFA ticket.
However many party members stage protest on this issue. Due to within the past few days leader of the SLMC continuously faced various problems inside the party.
Earlier government decided to grant 12 seats for SLMC under UPFA ticket. Minister Athaulla (national congress) and Rizadh Bathiudeen (All Island People Congress) continuously stage protest over this issue.
Due to this once again SLMC hold special discussion with Minister Basil Rajapaksa last evening and SLMC seats for eastern province reduced up to 11.
At last SLMC decided to contest alone in the upcoming eastern provincial council election.