Chamal places deposit to contest Prez poll | Daily News

Chamal places deposit to contest Prez poll

UPFA Hambantota District Parliamentarian and former Speaker of Parliament Chamal Rajapaksa yesterday placed his deposit at the Elections Commission to contest the upcoming Presidential poll as an independent candidate. Election Commission sources disclosed that Rajapaksa placed the deposit through the Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sandanaya.

Several Parliamentarians including UPFA MP Chamal Rajapaksa and UPFA MP Kumara Welgama have obtained letters from the Secretary General of Parliament which enables them to contest the upcoming Presidential Election.

Chamal Rajapaksa obtained the letter last Tuesday (01), while Welgama obtained it on Thursday (03). JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake, who is also a candidate, had earlier obtained a similar letter.

Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dissanayake told the Daily News that eight present and former Members of Parliament have recently obtained such letters.

When asked, the Secretary General said that these letters issued on request confirm whether they are presently or have been holding the position of a Member of Parliament.

 

 


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