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    Three names proposed for the office of the President

    July 19, 2022

    The names of three Members of Parliament were proposed and seconded in the Parliament today (19) for the vacancy of the Presidency, with the resignation of the former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

    Accordingly, the names of Acting President and Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Member of Parliament Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma and Member of Parliament Hon. Anura Kumara Dissanayake were proposed.

    Member of Parliament Hon. Dullas Alahapperuma’s name was proposed by the Leader of the Opposition Hon. Sajith Premadasa and Member of Parliament (Prof.) Hon. G.L. Peiris seconded it. Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe's name was proposed by the Leader of the House and Minister Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena and the Member of Parliament Hon. Manusha Nanayakkara seconded it. Also, Member of Parliament Hon. Anura Kumara Dissanayake was proposed by Member of Parliament Hon. Vijitha Herath and Member of Parliament (Dr.) Hon. Harini Amarasuriya seconded it. Subsequently, the Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake announced that the nominations of these three candidates were accepted for Succeeding President in accordance with the Presidential Elections (Special Provisions) Act No. 2 of 1981.

    Thus, tomorrow (20) one of these three MPs is to be elected as the Succeeding President by the votes of the Members of Parliament. Last week (14) the former President had sent his resignation letter to the Speaker. Accordingly, the Parliament was summoned on 16 th and the Secretary General of the Parliament announced to the House that the office of the President has become vacant. Also, he announced that nominations will be accepted from the Members of Parliament to fill the vacancy. Accordingly, today (19) nominations for the post of President were accepted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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