Ranil named UNP National List MP
United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was named as the Party’s National List Parliamentarian in the ninth Parliament. UNP Assistant Leader Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated the decision was arrived at unanimously at the UNP Working Committee meeting held yesterday (31). While UNP secured one Parliamentary National List seat during the General Election 2020, the seat remained vacant until a decision was taken.
However, UNP Chairman Vajira Abeywadena on 14 April stated that Wickremesinghe will enter Parliament through the National List within a month. He added even representatives of other parties are of the opinion that Wickremesinghe should occupy the National List parliamentary seat won by UNP.