Published On: Fri, Aug 3rd, 2018

Speaker Seeks UPFA General Secretary’s Opinion On Appointing Dinesh Gunawardena As Opposition Leader

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has reportedly sought the opinion on UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera on appointing Dinesh Gunawardena as the Opposition Leader.

The speaker received a request from the Joint Opposition to appoint MP Dinesh Gunawardena as the Opposition Leader in Parliament replacing TNA Leader R. Samanthan.

Dunawardena, a Joint Opposition stalwart, got elected to Parliament on the UPFA ticket.

The UPFA, however, is still a coalition partner of the national unity government.

Therefore, the UPFA General Secretary’s opinion on Gunawardena’s appointment will be taken into consideration by the Speaker when making his final decision.

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