Wife of late minister appointed for UPF leadership
Shanthi Chandrasekaran, wife of late Minister Periyasami Chandrasekeran has replaced the position of leadership in the Upcountry People's Front after the decease of her husband. The decision was made by the party central committee that met in Colombo yesterday. Minister of Estate Infrastructure Periyasami Chandrasekeran passed away at a private hospital yesterday morning.

 The minister was at the age of 52 when passed away after a cardiac failure.  Mr. Chandrasekeran entered politics in 1982 and was elected to the Lindula Urban Council the same year.  He became the Minister of Infrastructure Development in 2001 and also contested for the 2004 election.