R.Thurairatnem former eastern provincial council member and the TNA candidate received highest number of preferential votes in the Batticaloa district or the former education director Thandayouthapai received highest number of preferential votes in the Trincomalee district would be appointed for this position.
In the recent election TNA was able to win 11 seats in the province. Earlier TNA invited SriLanka Muslim Congress won 7 seats in the province to hold join governance in the eastern province.
However SLMC finally supported the United People Freedom Alliance. Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandra announced with the support of the United National party they hope to hold strong opposition in the eastern provincial council.