UNP national list named: Karu, Malik,Athuraliya thero and M K D S Gunawardana included
The UNP has named the persons to be appointed for the 13 MP positions on its National List.
A senior party spokesman said that the relevant list was scheduled to be submitted to the election commissioner this morning.
Accordingly party chairman Malik Samarawickrama Karu Jayasuriya D. M. Swaminathan Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne Presidential Counsellor Tilak Marapana Professor C. A. Marasinghe M. K. A. D. S. Gunawardana M. H. M. Nawawi M. S. Salman A. R. A. Hafees Anoma Gamage Surenie de Mel have thus been named on the UNP National List.
Meanwhile a senior UNP leader and a former Minister Karu Jayasuriya is scheduled to be named the Speaker of the New Parliament.
Former Minister Karu Jayasuriya’s name is scheduled to be proposed as Speaker by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
In addition it has been proposed that an MP representing the SLFP be named as Deputy Speaker.