Two Parliament seats to remain vacant at first sitting

Two Parliament seats will be kept vacant at the 1st sitting of the 09th Parliament this week.

Secretary General of Parliament, Dhammika Dasanayake said that the National List MPs of the United National Party (UNP) and Our People Power Party have not been gazetted.

“As the National List MPs of the United National Party and Our People Power Party have not been gazetted yet, the two seats of those parties will be kept vacant at the 1st sitting of the 09th Parliament on 20th August 2020,” Dhammika Dasanayake said.

A dispute has arisen in Our People Power Party over who the General Secretary of the party is and as a result the National Election Commission has not been able to gazette the proposed name of the National List MP.

The UNP has meanwhile not yet named its National List MP. (Colombo Gazette)

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