Ranil to enter Parliament on National List – Vajira
By Amani Nilar
UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will enter Parliament on the Party’s sole National List slot, within one month, UNP Chairman Vajira Abeywardena told a meeting on 14 April.
Even representatives of other parties are of the opinion that Wickremesinghe should occupy the only parliamentary seat won by UNP at the last General Election, he mentioned.
When inquired, UNP Vice President Akila Viraj Kariyawasam confirmed that the Party has unanimously decided that Wickremesinghe should take the seat.
The UNP was able to secure one seat in Parliament and that too from the national list as the party received a total of 249, 435 votes island wide at the General Election 2020. However, that seat has been left vacant up to date.