Mr Upul Dissanayake, the new Haputale Urban Council Mayor, was sworn in before Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (January 05).
He was designated by former Haputale Mayor Sampath Lamahewa, who recently tendered his resignation, to fill the position left vacant.
Dissanayake started his political career as a member of the urban council in 1997 and previously served as the Haputale Mayor as well.
The event took place at the Premier’s official Wijerama Road residence.
On this occasion, State Minister Thenuka Vidanagamage, MP Tissa Kuttiarachchi, Prime Minister’s Secretary Gamini Senarath and several members of the local government were present.