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* Speaker to officially announce appointment of Opposition Leader when parliament convenes in January
Thu, Dec 5, 2019, 09:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 05, Colombo: The Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya has accepted the recommendation made in the letter addressed to him by the General Secretary of the United National Party, MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam Thursday (December 05) to appoint MP Sajith Premadasa as the Leader of Opposition according to the decision taken at the UNP parliamentary group meeting today.

Accordingly, the appointment of the post of Opposition Leader will be officially announced in parliament when the assembly meets again at 1 pm on January 03, 2020 after the commencement of the new session at 10 am and the President's state address.

Reconvening parliament at 1 pm on 3rd January after the President's State Address was agreed upon during a meeting between the Prime Minister, the Speaker and Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

The appointment of MP Sajith Premadasa as the Opposition Leader in Parliament will be legally effective once the Speaker makes the announcement in Parliament.

 

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