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* Assistant leader of Sri Lanka main opposition resigns
Thu, Apr 22, 2010, 07:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: Assistant Leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition UNP, Rukman Senanayake has handed in his letter of resignation after being denied a National List slot from the party.

A UNP Working Committee member confirmed that Senanayake had handed in his resignation on Tuesday (20) after the UNP finalized its National List members.

Rukman Senanayake is the grandson of UNP founder D.S. Senanayake.

He did not contest the 2010 general election and his name was included in the party's National List along with seniors like party secretary Tissa Attanayake and former chief opposition whip Joseph Michael Perera.

Senanayake was not available for comment and several attempts to contact him failed.

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