UNP MP Ananda Kumarasiri elected as new Deputy Speaker

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Ananda Kumarasiri was today elected as the new Deputy Speaker of Parliament in a secret vote.

Kumarasiri defeated Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Sudarshani Fernandopulle to the post.

Ananda Kumarasiri got 97 votes and Sudarshani Fernandopulle 53 votes.

Parliamentarian Ananda Kumarasiri assured Parliament that he will carry out his duties impartially. (Colombo Gazette)