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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 8:22
Two new MPs to the parliament today - Shantha Bandara to be sworn in once again
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Two new MPs and a former MP is to swear in, in their respective positions when the parliament is convenes this afternoon.

This includes UPFA national list MP Shantha Bandara and D.B Herath and Manoj Sirisena representing the alliance.

A gazette notification was issued renaming Former MP Shantha Bandara for the position of MP in order to fill in the vacancy existing in the UPFA national list.

Following the demise of UPFA Kurunegala district MP Salinda Dissanayake, the most number of votes in the UPFA list had been obtained by Shantha Bandara for which he resigned from the post of MP from the national list in order to be appointed to the vacant position through preferential votes.

However taking the advise of the attorney general into account, the elections commissioner took measures to appoint former provincial councilor H.M.D.B Herath to the vacant position.

Meanwhile former provincial councilor Manoj Sirisena was appointed to fill in the vacant post of the Matara district UPFA MPs position which was made vacant following the demise of Chandrasiri Gajadeera.

Accordingly Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernado noted that seating allocation for these MPs and other matters pertaining to them will be completed this afternoon.
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