New MP Dhammika Perera was sworn-in as the Minister of Investment Promotion before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday (24).
Perera was sworn in as a National List MP of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) before Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on 22 June.
After being sworn in, he signed the Member Roll in the presence of Secretary-General of Parliament, Dhammika Dasanayake. Perera was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
The petitions filed challenging the swearing in of Perera as an MP, were rejected by the Supreme Court on 21 June.
Born on 28 December 1967 in Katukurunda, Kalutara, he is an alumnus of Taxila College, Horana. Perera also holds a National Diploma in Technology (NDT) from the University of Moratuwa.