Siyamabalapitiya re-elected as Deputy Speaker

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was re-elected as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Siyambalapitiya garnered 148 votes, including those of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), while Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) nominee MP Imthiaz Bakeer Markar had a total of 65 votes.

He previously served as the Deputy Speaker, and later stepped down from the post after the SLFP withdrew from the Government to remain independent.

The Kegalle District MP’s nam, however, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya’s name was nominated by SLFP MP Nimal Siripala de Silva and seconded by Susil Premajayantha.