The voters of Attanagalla, the stronghold of the Bandaranaike dynasty yesterday (March 24) rejected former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s appointment as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party chairperson of Ruwanpura Bala Mandalaya.
She was the SLFP chairperson of the Ruwanpura Bala Mandala for the past 18 years. The members of the Bala Mandala selected a newcomer, Dinesh Madushan Kularatna as the new chairman. As a result the former president lost her final designation within the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. The Bala Mandala members said they had decided to reject Ms. Kumaratunga as they are unable to meet her in any emergency situation.