Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Mustapha announced that Deepa Edirisinghe, the daughter of late Soma Edirisinghe will be contesting the upcoming local government elections. The Minister made these remarks at a press conference held at Hotel Sapphire, yesterday.
He said Deepa Edirisinghe will contest from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and added that she is a strength to the party.
“Deepa is a very capable woman and President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed her as the Colombo District Organizer. She is a well-known person respected by all communities,” he said.
Deepa Edirisinghe said she was happy to contest the election and expect to render a great service to the public.
She further said that she selected the SLFP because it was a clean party and added that she is looking forward to serving the people with the support of many other women who have similar aspirations.