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Saman Rathnapriya sworn in as UNP National list MP

Civil society activist Saman Rathnapriya was sworn- in as a new MP through the UNP National list before Speaker Karu Jayasuriya a short while ago.

Rathnapriya is the joint Convenor of the People’s Collective Movement (Purawesi Ekamuthuwa).

UNP nominated Rathnapriya to fill the vacant MP seat created by Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne’s resignation in January.

Following the announcement of Dr. Wickramaratne’s resignation one of the UNP National List MP seats was left vacant.

Accordingly, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated that Rathnapriya has been nominated to fill the vacant seat.