Patkunam Yogeswary appointed Mayor of JMC

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 11 August 2009, 17:29 GMT]
Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) in Jaffna said in a press release Tuesday that Ms. Patkunam Yogeswary has been appointed as the Mayor of Jaffna Municipal Council (JMC), and its senior member Thurairajah Illango, alias Regan, as Deputy Mayor by Social Service Minister Douglas Devananda. Civil society sources in Jaffna, however, said Ms. Yogeswary was appointed Mayor though Thurairajah Illango had polled more preferential votes than Ms. Yogeswary, mainly to due to pressure from Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), one of the coalition member party in the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

Jaffna Mayor Ms Patkunam Yogesawary
Jaffna Mayor Ms Patkunam Yogesawary
Ms. Yogeswary, 52, a teacher and a social activist, had served in her profession for a long time in schools in Ki’linochchi, Colombo and Jaffna, EPDP press release said.

The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and other members of EPDP will soon assume their posts, the release further said.


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