Speaker receives letters requesting Ranil, Sajith be appointed Opposition Leader | Daily News


 

Speaker receives letters requesting Ranil, Sajith be appointed Opposition Leader

The United National Party had yesterday requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to name Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Leader of the Opposition.

The letter was handed over to the Speaker by UNP General Secretary MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam.

Ranil Wickremesinghe announced his resignation on Wednesday and formally tendered his resignation as Prime Minister to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday.

Sunsequently, a group of UNP Parliamentarians had handed over a letter to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya calling on him to name defeated UNP Presidential candidate MP Sajith Premadasa as the Leader of the Opposition.

Issuing a statement yesterday, the Speaker acknowledged that he had received a letter sent by UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam requesting him to appoint Wickremesinghe as the Opposition Leader. It also noted that the Speaker had also received a letter bearing the signatures of around 40 UNP Parliamentarians requesting the Speaker to appoint Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa as the Opposition Leader.

 

 


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