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* Defeated opposition member to decide next course of action in a week
Sat, Apr 17, 2010, 07:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 17, Colombo: Former United National Party Galle district parliamentarian Vajira Abeywardena, who was defeated at the general election said he would announce his next course of action in a week's time amidst speculation that he was planning on leaving the party.

Abeywardena has reportedly requested to be appointed to the Parliament through the National List.

However, when contacted, Abeywardena refused to make any comment saying he would only speak in a week's time after arriving at his decision.

Meanwhile, there is also speculation that Abeywardena would be given a new post in the party as part of its reforms programme.

He had been a representative of Galle District for the UNP in the Parliament since 1994 until his defeat at the April 8 elections.

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