SJB pledges to make Ranjan National List MP

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The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has pledged to appoint Ranjan Ramanayake as an MP through the National List when the opportunity arises.

In a tweet, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said, the SJB, has agreed to provide the appointment on the National List at the first available opportunity.

“We the SJB wholeheartedly pledge to appoint Ramanayake to Parliament in the first instance of an occurrence of a vacancy in the National List,” Premadasa tweeted.

The SJB’s pledge comes after Sri Lankan actor and politician Ramanayake was released from prison on 26 August after a ‘conditional’ Presidential Pardon.

SJB MPs Ranjith Maddumabandara, Tissa Attanayake, Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, Eran Wickramaratne, Mayantha Dissanayake, and Diana Gamage were appointed as MPs on the SJB’s National List. Subsequently, two former SJB MPs, Harin Fernando and Manusha Nanayakkara who recently became independent in Parliament were also appointed as MPs on the SJB National List.

By Nabiya Vaffoor