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There are doubts over new Mayor Mohammed Imtiyaz assuming duties, with all Independent Group members expected to hand over their letters of resignations to the Elections Department today, according to Independent Group 3 dissident group leader George Sriyananda when contacted by the the Daily Mirror .

However, he said that the Deputy Mayoral Candidate U. Chandrasena has refused to resign his post. It is reported that he is afraid of losing his seat, if he resigns his post.

Independent Group 3 Leader S. Rajendran said no decision had been made on the new mayor assuming duties, saying that it is the UNP that should make the decision. On inquiring whether the elected members would resign, he said that that decision too should be made by the UNP.

Meanwhile, family members of the new Mayor said they had not been informed of when he is assuming duties. They said Imtiyaz had not contacted them after Friday, when he last called them and informed that he had been sworn in.

UNP Mayoral Candidate Sirisena Cooray was not available for comment. -Daily Mirror-By Yohan Perera

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June 5, 2006 - Posted by | Media Journalism, News and politics, South Asia, World News

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