Lalith Warnakumara appointed to Samarasinghe’s MP seat

Lalith Warnakumara appointed to Samarasinghe’s MP seat

November 30, 2021   03:48 pm

Manju Lalith Warnakumara has been appointed to the parliamentary seat left vacant following the resignation of Kalutara District Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Mahinda Samarasinghe.

A special gazette notification will be published today (Nov. 30) to announce the appointment, Election Commission said.

Warnakumara, who secured a total of 46,361 preferential votes in the 2020 General Election, was the next on the list to take up the post.

He currently serves as SLPP’s chief organizer for the Bulathsinhala electorate.

Warnakumara is reportedly an alumnus of the Sri Palee Campus of Colombo University.

Last week, Mahinda Samarasinghe tendered his resignation as a Member of Parliament. His resignation took effect from the 25th of November 2021. He told the House that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has asked him to take office as the new Sri Lankan envoy to the U.S. and Mexico and that he would be leaving for America on November 29.

Samarasinghe’s appointment comes after the retirement of Ravinatha P. Aryasinha, who served as the former Sri Lankan ambassador to the two Northern American nations.


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