Parliamentarian Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was today picked as the new Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
Siyambalapitiya was proposed by the Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera as the Deputy Speaker, and was seconded by State Minister of Rural Roads and Residual Infrastructure (RRRI) Nimal Lanza.
Ranjith Siyambalapitiya contested from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, representing the Kegalle District at the recent General Election and was elected to Parliament with 103,300 preferential votes.
Angajan Ramanathan was elected as the Deputy Chairperson of Committees. Whilst the name was proposed by Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Labor, and Minister of Solar, Wind, Grid Power Generation Projects Development Duminda Dissanayake, seconded the proposal.
He contested from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, representing the Jaffna District at the General Election held recently and was elected to Parliament with 36,365 preferential votes.
The appointments were made during the inaugural session of the 09th Parliament of Sri Lanka today. (Colombo Gazette)