Warna Kumara takes Samarasinghe’s Seat in the House
By Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake
Manju Lalith Warna Kumara was sworn in as an MP yesterday (1), filling the seat left vacant by Sri Lankan Ambassador-designate to the USA Mahinda Samarasinghe.
The SLPP MP was sworn in before Deputy Speaker Ranjith Siyambalapitiya at the beginning of parliamentary Sittings.
After being sworn in, he signed the Member Roll in the presence of Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake.
Kumara was declared elected as a Member of the Ninth Parliament for the Electoral District No. 3 – Kalutara to fill the vacancy followed by resignation of Samarasinghe.
He is the Chief Organiser of the SLPP for the Bulathsinhala electorate having obtained 46,361 preferential votes in the General Election 2020.