Businessman Dhammika Perera’s name has been directed to the National Election Commission to fill the vacant National List seat of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna in Parliament following the resignation of former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
This was confirmed by the SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam.
A leading businessman in the country, Perera is an icon of expertise in corporate re-engineering and revival.
He also served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Transport for some time.
Perera became a member of the SLPP on 8 June.
Former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa resigned from his post yesterday (9).
By Tharaka Samman