Joint Opposition member and former Minister, Professor G.L. Peiris has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.
It has been reported that the change has been informed to the Election Commissioner. The new party’s election symbol is a flower bud.
The name of Sri Lanka Jathika Peramuna Chaired by Wimal Geeganage was changed to Ape Sri Lanka Nidahas Peramuna last April.
It has now been changed to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.
Sagara Kariyawasam functions as the General Secretary of the new party.
Sagara Kariyawasam says that his party is getting ready to contest future elections including the forthcoming local government polls.
However, Party General Secretary Kariyawasam said that a top leader for the party has not yet been appointed.