Former Leader of the Southern Provincial Council Manoj Sirisena says he hopes the Parliamentary post left vacant following the demise of Matara District United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Chandrasiri Gajadeera will be awarded to him.
The highest number of votes were garnered by MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena at the 2015 General Election, while he failed to make the cut to enter Parliament.
However, he was elected to Parliament through the National List. Accordingly, the next in line to enter Parliament is Manoj Sirisena.
However, Sirisena speaking said he did not receive any notification by the General Secretary of the UPFA, of his appointment to Parliament to the vacant seat.
MP Chandrasiri Gajadeera passed away on Friday at the age of 73 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo.