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G.L., Cabraal, Sabry to enter Parliament on SLPP national list

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Former Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris, former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and President's Counsel Ali Sabry will enter Parliament through the National List under the ticket of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), government sources told Daily Mirror yesterday.

Sources said SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam and MP Wimal Weerawansa had also been nominated by the SLPP.

SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris has held a political career since the early ’90s but lost his parliamentary seat in 2015 when he was not nominated to the National List from the UPFA. Ali Sabry and Cabraal – who was appointed last November as Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Senior Advisor on Economic Affairs – will enter Parliament for the first time.

Moreover, the premier will contest the April 25 general election from the Kurunegala District while his brother Chamal will contest from the Hambantota District. Former President Maithripala Sirisena from the SLFP will contest from the Polonnaruwa District.

Daily Mirror learns that Prime Minister Rajapaksa had informed his party that contestants would not be able to change their electorates and that they would have to contest from their respective electorates.

Several new names are expected to be added to the electoral list by the SLPP. (Jamila Husain)

  Comments - 12

  • Taurus Thursday, 05 March 2020 10:59 AM

    This is excellent. We need professionals of their calibre in the legislation.

    Yehiya Thursday, 05 March 2020 11:18 AM


    Gabeya learn Thursday, 05 March 2020 05:15 PM

    Yes, the village fellos doesn't know his value

    Graham Thursday, 05 March 2020 11:34 AM

    Hope Arjun Mahendran enters Parliament through UNP national list so that both Bond stars (Cabraal and Mahendran) will be in BOND parliament.....

    Sokrates Thursday, 05 March 2020 11:45 AM

    The national crooks list

    People Thursday, 05 March 2020 01:50 PM

    God Bless Sri Lanka !!

    Supun Thursday, 05 March 2020 03:10 PM

    So now we can start trading in Greek Bonds and enter into underhand hedging deals

    Roshanaly Thursday, 05 March 2020 04:17 PM

    All three cannot enter Parliament by votes.

    Renu Thursday, 05 March 2020 04:19 PM

    Two Crooks to the Parliament trough National List? What about Forensic Report On Cabrral

    Cobra Friday, 06 March 2020 07:32 AM

    The Bad, the Ugly and the Notorious!!!

    Roshan Friday, 06 March 2020 08:21 AM

    The name is Bond. Ajith Nivard Bond!!!

    Isuru Friday, 06 March 2020 09:41 AM

    this shabry fellows mouth is not good, but he is not a looter so far lets see..

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