JVP gets Fonseka's parliamentary seat

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 October 2010, 17:21 GMT]
Lakshman Nipunaarachchi of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to fill the vacant parliamentary seat created with the imprisonment of the Sarath Foneska. The JVP is the main constituent of the Democratic National Alliance led by Sarath Fonseka, retired Commander of the Sri Lanka who unsuccessfully contested the presidential election on January 26.

Mr. Nipunaarachchi contested the last general election in the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) ticket and polled the next highest preferential votes. The Commissioner of Elections has gazetted his name at the request of the acting Secretary General of Parliament.

 

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