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Wednesday, 19 August 2015 - 11:39
34 former MP’s lose their parliamentary seats
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According to election results 34 former MPs have lost their parliamentary seats this time.

43 new MPs have won parliamentary seats.

Rosy Senanayake who had served as a UNP Minister lost her seat this time.

Similarly Thilanga Sumatipala, a deputy Minister who contested as a UPFA candidate in the Colombo District has also lost the parliamentary seat.

Hirunikaa Premachandra has been elected as a new MP for the Colombo District from the UNP.

UPFA’s Udaya Gammanpila has won a parliamentary seat as a new MP.

Kaavinda Jayawardhana, Chatura Senaratna, Harshana Raajakaruna and Edward Gunasekera enter parliament from the Gampaha District as new MPs under the UNP ticket.

From the Gampaha District list,  former UPFA Minister Felix Perera and former MP Ruwan Ranatunga have lost their parliamentary seats this time.

Similarly Nimal Lansaa, Prasanna Ranaweera, Sisira Jayakody and Indika Anuruddha have been elected as new MPs this time.

While Mahinda Samarasinghe who represented the Kalutara District lost his parliamentary seat Jayantha Samaraweera and Piyal Nishaantha have been elected as new UPFA MPs in the Kalutara District.

Lakshaman Wijemaanna has been elected as a new MP representing the UNP in the Kalutara District.

Meanwhile Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa has been elected to parliament representing the JVP in the Kalutara District.

Although the UPFA bagged five seats from the Matara District, former Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardhana lost his seat.

Similarly Hemaal Gunasekera also lost his parliamentary seat.

It is significant that JVP’s Sunil Hadunnetti who contested from the Matara District too lost his parliamentary seat.

Kaanchana Wijesekera, Niroshan Premaratna and Saagala Ratnaayake have been elected as new MPs from the Matara District.

While Niruupamaa Rajapaksa lost her parliamentary seat from the Hambantota District, D. V. Upul’s son D. V. Chaanaka won a parliamentary seat in her place.

Meanwhile JVP’s former MP Nihal Galappatti too lost his parliamentary seat this time.

Former Ministers Nandimitra Ekanayake and Rohana Dissanayake who had represented the Matale District lost their parliamentary seats this time.




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