Kurunegala new mayor from SJB



Sumedha Aruna Shantha from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) was elected as the new Mayor of Kurunegala by a majority vote.

Mr. Shantha and the Opposition Leader of the Kurunegala Municipal Council – Wijayananda Wedisinghe had contested for the post of Mayor.

Mr. Shantha secured 10 votes, while Mr. Wedisinghe had obtained only 06 votes.

The new mayor was elected after the former Kurunegala Mayor – Thushara Sanjeeva Witharana was removed from his post by North Western Province Governor Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda in an Extraordinary Gazette.


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