Waruna Liyanage to fill vacant seat in parliament


Waruna Priyantha Liyanage will fill the parliamentary vacancy created by the demise of UPFA MP Ranjith De Zoysa.

The Elections Commission has decided to appoint Udagama Liyanage Waruna Priyantha Liyanage.

 The Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya has issued the relevant gazette notification.

At the 2015 general election, the highest number of preferential votes after Ranjith de Zoysa was obtained by Waruna Liyanage contesting from the United People’s Freedom Alliance.

De Zoysa, who had been receiving medical treatment at a hospital in Singapore, passed away on Dec 4 at the age of 57.

Two days later, Parliament’s Secretary General Dhammika Dassanayake informed the Election Commission of the vacancy in the Eighth Parliament since the passing away of MP De Zoysa.

The candidate for the vacated parliamentary seat was chosen from the UPFA preferential list from the Ratnapura District by the Returning Officer.

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