Hakim to be appointed UNP national list MP

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 July 2008, 19:48 GMT]
Mr.Rauf Hakim, leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) who resigned from the East provincial Council Tuesday is to be appointed Member of Parliament (MP) in the national list of the main opposition United National Party (UNP). UNP has forwarded Hakim's name to the Commissioner of Election Wednesday, party sources said.

Hakim, along two with other parliamentarians of the SLMC, Basheer Segu Dawood and M.Hasan Ali, resigned from the parliament and contested the EPC election held on May 10 on the UNP-SLMC combine on elephant symbol.

Hakim contested the Trincomalee district as the lead candidate of the UNP-SLMC and came first in the list.

He participated in the inaugural session of the EPC but did not attend any subsequent sessions.


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