Youngest mayor assumes duties
Sri Lanka’s youngest mayor D.G. Mahinda Kumara assumed office at the
Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council amid cheers and applause, where Central
Provincial Council Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa and a large crowd were
Newly elected Nuwara Eliya Mayor D.G. Mahinda Kumara signing
the first official letters, while his wife Mrs. Puspika and
Nuwara Eliya Municipal Commissioner Lalith Ethampaela look
UPFA mayor Mahinda Kumara is a leading hotelier and eco-tourism
promoter, whose maternal uncle, late Cyril Baapu, himself was a mayor of
The UNP administered this city for over three decades.
Mayor Mahinda Kumara who is a past pupil of Gamini Central College,
Nuwara Eliya, is a keen sportsman who has represented Sri Lanka in
Badminton abroad. He possesses a wide knowledge in the promotion of
eco-tourism in Sri Lanka.
Mayor Mahinda Kumara called upon everyone interested in the promotion
of tourism to extend their support and co-operation in this endeavour.
He assured that he would take all possible measures to develop Nuwara
Eliya city to the standards of an international city with the
co-operation and goodwill of the central government.
Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa called upon the public of Nuwara Eliya to
extend their co-operation and assistance to the new mayor and the
members to continue the good work done by the former mayor and members.
Newly elected members belonging to CWC, the UWF and the CDUA and the
UPFA also addressed the gathering.