Former Provincial Minister Manoj Sirisena has been appointed to the Matara District United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) vacant MP seat following the death of former MP Chandrasiri Gajadeera.
This was in a special gazette notification issued by the Election Commission.
Accordingly, he will function as a Member of Parliament with effect from yesterday.
Meanwhile, General Secretary of the UPFA Mahinda Amaraweera has stated that Shantha Bandara’s name has been re-nominated to the National list of UPFA vacated by the resigns from his MP post.
Shantha Bandara’s name is to be published in the Gazette near future.