JVP nominates Bimal Ratnayake as NL MP
September 4, 2015 07:06 am
The JVP has nominated Bimal Ratnayake as a National List MP for the seat vacated due to the resignation of S. Mayadunne, JVP Secretary Tilvin Silva told Ada Derana.
Ratnayake contested the recent General Election from the Gampaha District, however failed to secure a seat in Parliament.
Former Auditor General Sarathchandra Mayadunne yesterday resigned from his parliamentary seat after making a special statement in Parliament.
Sarathchandra Mayadunne and Sunil Handunetti were named as JVP National List MPs on August 20 after the party managed to win 2 bonus seats at the August 17 parliamentary polls.
Delivering his special statement in parliament, Mayadunne stated that the JVP had no influence whatsoever on his decision to resign and that the Marxist party actually still pleads for him remain as an MP.
Citing the reason for his decision to resign, the former Auditor General stated that JVP’s policies against corruption did not receive the expected approval from the public at the recent general election and that the professionals and intellectuals named in the party’s National List have also been rejected.
Therefore, the JVP MP stated that he decided to accept the people’s mandate and resign from his MP seat.