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UPFA submits Shantha Bandara’s name to EC

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera has submitted Parliamentarian Shantha Bandara’s name to the Elections Commission as a replacement to late Kurunegala MP Salinda Dissanayake’s vacant seat.

UPFA national list MP Shantha Bandara who amassed the second-highest number of votes in the Kurunegala, second to late Dissanayake, decided to resign from his position to fill the vacant seat.

However, The District Returning Officer of Kurunegala had appointed H. M. D. B. Herath to fill Dissanayake’s post. The gazette notification on the relevant notification was issued on the 09th of September.

Shantha Bandara later stated that he hoped to discuss and take further action over not appointing him to the vacant UPFA Kurunegala District MP seat.

The President decided to award Shantha Bandara the national list position left vacant after M.L.A.M. Hizbullah who was initially selected through the national list, was named the Governor of the Northern Province.