Nimal Siri Pala appointed Opposition Leader, W D J as Chief Opposition whip -Leader of the House Min Kiriella, Min Gayantha Chief Govt whip
SLFP parliament group met under the leadership of President Maithreepala Sirisena.
Former Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne was elected the Chief Opposition Whip and Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Dallas Alahapperuma would continue in their current positions as the party General Secretary and the Treasurer respectively.
Nimal Siripala de Silva is the new Opposition leader.
At the same time, expressing his views, former Uva Provincial Council Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa said the power change of the Uva Provincial Council is illegal.
He said therefore he would go before court against the move.
Meanwhile a UNP ministerial meeting was held with the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the party headquarters Sirikotha today.
During the meeting, Plantation Minister Lakshman Kiriella was appointed the new Government’s leader of the house while Media Minister Gayantha Karunatilake appointed the Chief Government Whip.