Warnakumara to fill vacant SLPP MP seat
By Faadhila Thassim
Name of Manju Lalith Warnakumara has been gazetted to fill Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s (SLPP) Parliamentary seat that fell vacant following the resignation of former SLPP Kalutara District MP Mahinda Samarasinghe.
The relevant Gazette Notification was issued yesterday (30) while the Election Commission stated that Warnakumara is expected to be sworn in as an MP today (1).
Former SLPP Parliamentarian Samarasinghe was elected from the Kalutara District resigned from his seat to take up a new post as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States and Mexico.
Thereby Warnakumara who polled 46,361 preferential votes at the 2020 General Election and was next to take up the parliamentary seat has been appointed.