Mannapperuma sworn in as MP
A. Ajith Kumara Mannapperuma of the Gampaha Electorate was sworn in as a Member of Parliament earlier this morning (09) before Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
He then signed the member roll kept by the Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake in accordance with Standing Order 05.
The Elections Commission decided to appoint Mannapperuma to fill the void following Ranjan Ramanayake’s vacant seat in Parliament.
The Extraordinary Gazette notification announcing the appointment of Mannapperuma to the parliamentary seat vacated by Ranjan was published last night (08).
Mannapperuma secured a total of 47,212 preferential votes in the 2020 general election, coming in fifth amongst the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) contestants from the Gampaha district.