The UNP says that a replacement will be named within the next two days for the Parliamentary seat which fell vacant following the demise of Minister M K A D S Gunawardana.
General Secretary of the UNP Minister Kabir Hashim stated that few names have been proposed for the vacant seat.
It was initially discussed that Democratic party leader Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka should be nominated for the vacancy.
When inquired from the spouse of the Democratic party leader Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka, Anoma Fonseka, she noted that the party has not been informed of such a decision.
She added that Democratic party leader, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was not yet ready to take up a MP post yet.