Close relatives of parliamentarians, former parliamentarians and sitting politicians are among those elected at the Central and Wayamba Provincial Council elections.
In the Kurunegala district Minister Jayaratna Herath’s son, Attorney-at-law Piyumal Herath, Minister Anura Priyadharashana Yapa’s brother Attorney-at-law Chandana Yapa, Minister Salinda Dissanayaka’s wife Manjula Dissanayaka, and Sri Lanka Mahajana Party General Secretary Ranjith Nawaratna’s son Asanka Nawaratna were elected.
In the Kandy district Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama’s nephew Dilum Amunugama, former Minister Anuruddha Ratwatte’s son Lohan Ratwatte and Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage’s relative Ananda Aluthgamage are among those elected.
In the Matale District Minister Janaka Bandara Tennekoon’s son Pramitha Bandara Tennekoon was elected while Minister Rohana Dissanayaka’s brother Parakarama Dissanayaka was also elected to the council on the UPFA ticket.
For the UNP, Minister Alick Aluvihare’s son Wasantha Aluvihare and the two sons-in-law of former Minster Wijeratne Banda --Sanjeewa Kawiratne and Rohana Bandaranayaka-- were elected.