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Piyasena Gamage was sworn in place of former parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe as a UPFA MP before Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this morning.

Gamage was named for the seat, after the Supreme Court held that Kumarasinghe could not hold the post of an MP as she was a dual citizen.  

The new MP sat on government benches after taking oaths.

Joint opposition MP Priyankara Jayaratne invited Gamage to the opposition while he was walking towards his seat.

"Come to our 'side and sit with us," Jayaratne was heard saying. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)


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  • varunadhar Friday, 10 November 2017 12:57 PM

    Same set of "jokers" getting into the apex law making body of the country. What long term development oriented policies can we expect from them? We need learn from Singapore how qualified and experienced their law makers are....

    Casanova Friday, 10 November 2017 01:39 PM

    Let's hope that seat has no holes, cos filling that hole wont be easy.

    nick Friday, 10 November 2017 02:08 PM

    lucky guy unlucky geetha seems like everything getting old for her via DM Android App

    Alex Friday, 10 November 2017 05:12 PM

    Geetha fits the deserving seat in her sitting room at home than Piyasena fits parliamentary seat. Practically the Parliamentary seat still remains vacant with or without Geetha or Piyasena.

    Thilak Friday, 10 November 2017 06:41 PM

    Piyasena should be a very content man after all a vehicle permit, a few msd personnel, a bugetery allocation for the area if lucky enough a ministerial portfolio. All for the wellbeing of the public!

    Ben Friday, 10 November 2017 07:49 PM

    These shameless guys and gals,.How can we stop this people getting involved in decission making on technical issues.Lets catch the other guys with duel citizenship

    mahesh Sunday, 12 November 2017 05:05 PM

    Piyasena Gamage is educated guy and he is a degree holder of Paradeniya Uni . Dont put everyone in to the same bucket.

    Kavantissa Monday, 13 November 2017 02:38 AM

    Education and political discipline are two different things. Look at our GMOA performance. Educated, but a bunch of anarchists. Geetha! she does not care to know how the law operates. True our parliament is not a forum of rocket scientists, but neither is the British Parliament. Our parliament will do what most parliamentarians in political bodies around the world are capable of doing - talking and infighting. .


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