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* UNP not to accept UPFA's Dinesh Gunawardena as the Leader of the House
Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 10:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 03, Colombo: The UPFA Parliamentary Group has decided to appoint MP Dinesh Gunawardena as the Leader of House at the next Parliamentary session, government spokesman MP Keheliya Rambukwella said today.

Rambukwella said the United People's Freedom Alliance Parliamentary group met at the Prime Minister's office today has unanimously decided to appoint MP Dinesh Gunawardena as the Leader of the House.

However the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP), which claims to have a majority in parliament, says it will not recognize the new Leader of the House.

Speaking to media, the UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the appointment of Dinesh Gunawardena as the new Leader of the House was not legally valid.

Chief Majority Whip of the parliament UNP MP Gayantha Karunathilake said the approval of the majority is needed to make any appointment in Parliament.

The de facto government spokesman says the UPFA has the majority now after several UNP parliamentarians crossed over accepting ministerial portfolios in the new government.

United National Party Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella was the Leader of the House.


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