Popular actress Nadeesha Hemamali who was to stand in for the Southern provincial council from Galle district under United National Party (UNP) ticket , has singed the nomination paper today (04) to contest from Matara district following the request made by the party leadership.
The reason behind presenting Nadeesha from Matara is, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) decision to present the former southern provincial councilor and popular actress Anarkali Akarsha from Matara, who previously represented Galle district , report ' Sirikotha' sources.
The UNP Matara district leader parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera has agreed to present Nadeesha from Matara following the request made by the party leadership.
It is significant that it was also MP Mangala Samaraweera who introduced Anarkali Akarsha to politics. When MP Samaraweera served as the Foreign Minister Anarkali was employed in his personal staff.
Similarly, the powerful government Minister Dulles Alahapperuma was also introduced to politics by MP Mangala Samaraweera presenting him from Matara district for the provincial council election. Minister Alahapperuma is the current UPFA leader of Matara district.