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* Opposition Chief Whip of Sri Lanka seeks Deputy Minister of Defense or Speaker position to join the government - report
Wed, Jan 8, 2014, 12:32 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 08, Colombo: The Opposition Chief Whip of Sri Lanka parliament, senior United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian John Amaratunga has asked for the post of Deputy Minister of Defense or Speaker of the parliament to join the government, according to a local Sinhala daily.

The Divaina newspaper today said it has reliably learnt that Gampaha district MP Amaratunga, who is touring the Middle East with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has made the request to the President asking for the posts.

The senior MP is presently accompanying the President in his visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel.

However, the UNP said yesterday that it had given Amaratunga permission to join the President following a request made by him since the visit would give him an opportunity to visit Christian places of worship, including the Nativity Church in Bethlehem.

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