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* UPFA to nominate Mahinda Rajapaksa as Opposition Leader
Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 12:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 18, Colombo: The parliamentary group of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has unanimously decided to nominate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the position of Opposition Leader.

Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena said the decision was reached during the UPFA parliamentary group meeting held today (18) at the Presidential Secretariat under the chairmanship of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The MP said that the former President's name was proposed and approved unanimously during the meeting.

The UPFA also plans to nominate MP Dinesh Gunawardena as the Chief Opposition Whip.

 

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