D.+B.+Herath%2C+Manoj+Sirisena+and+Shantha+Bandara+are+sworn+in+at+Parliament
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 14:49
D. B. Herath, Manoj Sirisena and Shantha Bandara are sworn in at Parliament
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Two new Members of Parliament and a former Parliamentarian have been sworn in, in the presence of Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri today.

D. B. Herath was sworn in first to fill the vacancy created by the demise of Salinda Dissanayake.

At the same time Manoj Sirisena representing the United People’s Freedom Alliance, was sworn in,in the presence of the Deputy Speaker to fill in the vacancy created by the demise of Chandrasiri Gajadheera.

In addition, Shantha Bandara who resigned from his post as National List Parliamentarian of the UPFA was sworn in again today.

Subsequent to the demise of Member of Parliament of Kurunegala Salinda Dissanayake, Shantha Bandara who had obtained the highest number of votes next in line in the National List resigned from his National List post of Parliamentarian to be appointed through the preferential votes to the vacated post in Parliament.

However, taking into consider advice given by the Attorney General the Elections Commission took steps to appoint H. M. D. B. Herath, a former Provincial Council member to that particular post.

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