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* Former MP Shantha Bandara and two new UPFA members to be sworn in as MPs today
Tue, Sep 17, 2019, 10:37 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 17, Colombo: Two new parliamentarians and a former parliamentarian are due to be sworn in as Members of Parliament when the parliament conveners this afternoon.

Shantha Bandara, DB Herath and Manoj Sirisena have been appointed as National List MPs of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

UPFA national list MP Shantha Bandara resigned last month in order to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Kurunegala district MP Salinda Dissanayake.

However, the Election Commission gazetted the name of UPFA member H. M. D. B. Herath to fill the vacant seat.

Meanwhile former Southern Provincial Council member Manoj Sirisena is nominated to fill the vacancy created due to the death of parliamentarian Chandrasiri Gajadheera.


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