Arangala and Nilame as Opposition leaders

3 April 2014 02:01 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The United National Party (UNP) working committee which met today decided to appoint Manjusiri Arangala as the Opposition Leader of Western Provincial Council and Thennekoon Nilame as the Opposition Leader of Southern Provincial Council.

Mr. Arangala obtained 45,664 preferential votes at the recent Provincial Council elections contesting from the Colombo District whereas Thennekoon Nilame who contested from the Hambantota District obtained 28,829 votes.

Harshana Rajakaruna who obtained 51,000 votes contesting from the Gampaha District will act as the Chief Opposition Whip of the Western Provincial Council while Bandulal Bandarigoda of Galle District who obtained 32,030 votes will act as the Chief Opposition Whip in the Southern Provincial Council.

These decisions were made by the working committee meeting which met with Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at the chair.

According to party sources the percentage of votes received by these candidates out of the total number of votes obtained by the party and the seniority had been taken into consideration when deciding on the posts. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardene)
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  • willows Friday, 04 April 2014 10:25 AM

    What is happening to S M Marikkar

    senaka Friday, 04 April 2014 12:10 AM

    Manju Sri really deserved this position, very rare and honest politician. Good luck sir....

    Sim Friday, 04 April 2014 01:43 AM

    As long as RW is the leader of UNP opposition is the place for the Party.

    ManThillekerathne Friday, 04 April 2014 02:34 AM

    [quote name="senaka"]Manju Sri really deserved this position, very rare and honest politician. Good luck sir....[/quote]
    Yes. He is very loyal to Ranil.

    Elephant Friday, 04 April 2014 03:07 AM

    Begining of the down fall of the UNP with ARUNgal

    thilak Friday, 04 April 2014 03:37 AM

    congrad, Manju , honest politician.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 04 April 2014 04:03 AM

    Having these guys - UNP will face further down fall soon.


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