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Upeksha Swarnamali says no more politics

Former Gampaha District MP Upeksha Swarnamali, better known by her screen name Paba, yesterday said that she had been invited by both main parties to attend political rallies, but she had rejected all of them as she was no longer interested in politics.

"I am disgusted with the prevailing situation and have only one wish that is to be with my family and engage in artistic pursuits," she told yesterday.

Swarnamali was elected as an MP in the 2010 General Elections held on 8 April 2010 from the UNP ticket. At August 17, 2015 elections she contested on the UPFA ticket as the electoral organiser of Divulapitiya but obtained only 22,690 preferential votes and could not enter Parliament.