Aug 10, 2018

Sampanthan to remain Opp. Leader

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has decided to allow TNA leader R. Sampanthan to remain in his post as the Opposition Leader.

Expressing his views the Speaker said, “A letter signed by 8 UPFA MPs was submitted to me on August 01 requesting to appoint UPFA MP Dinesh Gunawardene as the Leader of the Opposition, as the party is represented by 70 MPs in the Parliament. After deep consideration and study regarding the crisis over the post of Opposition Leader of the 8th Parliament, I intend to publish my final verdict on the matter.” He said this when Parliament met today (10).

R. Sampanthan was elected to parliament through the UPFA and currently serves as the Opposition Leader.

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