UNP informs NEC that Ranil has been appointed to Parliament

The United National Party (UNP) today informed the National Elections Commission (NEC) that former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed by the party to fill the National List seat in Parliament.

UNP General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara informed the NEC in writing today that Wickremesinghe will return to Parliament.

The Working Committee (WC) of the UNP had last month nominated Ranil Wickremesinghe to fill the National List seat in Parliament.

Earlier a number of UNP seniors had also proposed that Wickremesinghe return to Parliament through the National List seat.

The UNP suffered a humiliating loss at the last General Election and failed to secure a single seat in Parliament.

However, the UNP managed to secure a National List seat based on the total votes it received at the polls in August last year.

There was speculation earlier that UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene will fill the vacant seat. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This is terrible Ranil I am a little older than you and was a UNP supporter from age 10, but it was sad to see how you ruined that grand old party since becoming the Leader. You are so power hungry and avaricious the little bit of respect I had diminished to zero .My only request for you to give up now before becoming a political dud coin and discarded by people and becoming forgotten politician

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