Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is in a dilemma unable to select the Mayor for Kalmunai Municipal Council which it won at the recently held local government election.
A group of members of the SLMC had decided to appoint Mr. Nizam Kariappar, a senior politician of the party as the chairman but another group has opposed the decision saying he did not receive the highest number of preferential votes.
The Executive Committee of SLMC, unable to take any decision, has postponed appointing the chairman.
Meanwhile, people in Saindamarandu in Kalmunai engaged in an agitation demanding the appointment of Mr. Siraj Meerasaibo as the chairman. Mr. Meerasaibo received the highest number of preferential votes.