MP Prasanna Ranaweera is said to be behind the move the reappoint Kumuduni, in order to fulfill his business intentions.
Ranaweera wants to revive his granite and other building material and labour supplying through companies owned by him for road development projects of the Kelaniya PS.
Kumuduni was previously elected as the chairperson, overlooking Rehenasiri Waragoda who polled the highest votes, with the mediation of her close friend and the then SLFP organizer, MP Jinadasa Nandasena.
SLFPers say her inefficient administration led to the UNP’s grabbing power at the next local government polls.
H.D. Somawardena, Chatura Dhanushka, Oshan Nandasiri and Lanka Vijitha Kumara have been elected to the Kelaniya PS on the SLPP ticket.
Dhanushka is in the lead with the highest votes, followed by Nandasiri, whose father too, is a former member.
With the announcement that Kumuduni will be made the chairperson, an anonymous leaflet has been sent to SLPP supporters of Kelaniya.