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Gazette declaring Basil Rajapaksa a MP issued

The Gazette Notification declaring Basil Rajapaksa a Member of Parliament has been issued by the Election Commission.

Chairman of the National Election Commission Nimal Punchihewa said Basil Rajapaksa’s name was approved as a member of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna when the members of the Commission convened this morning.

Accordingly, the Gazette was directed to the Department of Government Printing to be issued.

The Gazette states a vacancy occurred in the membership of Parliament by the resignation of Jayantha Ketagoda, a member nominated by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.

The Secretary of the SLPP was required by the Election Commission to nominate an eligible person to fill the vacancy.

Accordingly, the Secretary nominated Basil Rohana Rajapaksa to fill the vacancy.

Last evening, SLPP General Secretary MP Sagara Kariyawasam said Basil Rajapaksa will likely be sworn in as a Member of Parliament tomorrow.

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