Samarweera tweeted saying he received the letter of appointment from UNP leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
“30 years ago when I was first appointed as the SLFP organiser for Matara district, I didn’t even, in my wildest dreams thought that I would get such a position in the grand old party,” he tweeted.
Samaraweera has been appointed Vice Chairman with effect from April 26. With the appointment he will function as a member of the UNP Working Committee. (Colombo Gazette)