Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera had been appointed Vice Chairman of the United National Party (UNP) by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The Letter of Appointment was dated on April 26, 2018.
The appointment was effective April 26, 2018.
The Minister Tweeted that as his first appointment, he was appointed as the SLFP Organiser for Matara district 30 years ago.
“I didn't even, in my wildest dreams thought that I would get such a position in the grand old party,” he Tweeted
The letter said the appointment was made in terms of Article 7.1(1) of the Party Constitution as a member of the Working Committee. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)