Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka sworn in as a member of parliament

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and the leader of the United National Party (UNP) was sworn in as a new Member of Parliament before the Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena this morning.

Mr. Wickremesinghe had been requested by a number of parties to be nominated for the National List seat to fill the gap left by the absence of a strong opposition in Parliament.

He has been a Member of Parliament from 1977 to 2019 and has served as Prime Minister five times. He is an experienced politician who has held a number of powerful ministerial posts.

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