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Monday, 06 August 2018 - 13:07
Opposition Leader’s Post : UPFA to make a decision
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The UPFA General Secretary, Mahinda Amaraweera says that the speaker will be informed this afternoon of the stance that the alliance takes with regard to the position of the Opposition Leader.
 
Speaking to us, Amaraweera said the final decision with regard to the matter will be taken during this afternoon's UPFA coalition leader’s meeting.
 
Minister Amaraweera said that he has received two names for the post of Leader of the Opposition, those being MPs, Dinesh Gunawardena and Kumara Welgama.
 
However, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila said that all Joint Opposition MPs have unanimously decided to appoint Dinesh Gunawardena to the post.
 
Addressing a media conference in Colombo today, MP Rohitha Abeygunawardana also said that the Joint Opposition will stage a protest inside parliament if the post is not offered to Dinesh Gunawardena.
 
Meanwhile Podujana Peramuna Chairman, Prof. G. L. Peiris said that the Joint Opposition will be meeting with the chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya this afternoon to discuss the Provincial Council polls.

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