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Kiriella named Chief Opposition Whip

By Skandha Gunasekara 

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Kandy District parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella is tipped to be the Chief Opposition Whip in Parliament, The Morning learnt.

MP Kiriella, speaking to The Morning, confirmed his appointment.

“Yes, I was selected as the Chief Opposition Whip,” he said, noting that the decision was taken at the SJB group meeting held last afternoon.

The position of the Chief Opposition Whip was the only position in Parliament that was not filled during yesterday’s (20) inauguration session of the ninth Parliament.