fbpx

Life+News The Official News Portal of Independent Television Network Ltd

Mahinda Rajapakse becomes the Opposition Leader

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 18, 2018 19:06

Mahinda Rajapakse becomes the Opposition Leader

Mahinda Rajapakse was recognized as the Opposition Leader of the Parliament today.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced the names of the new office bearers of the Parliament today. Mahinda Amaraweera will serve as the Chief Opposition Whip. Lakshman Kiriella will be the Leader of the House and Gayantha Karunathilaka is the Chief Government Whip. The Parliament sat at 1.00 p.m. today after recent conflicts in the House.
Parliamentarians Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa, Lakshman Seneviratne and Indika Bandaranayake crossed over to the government side. When Mahinda Rajapakse was appointed as the Opposition Leader, tense situation occurred in the House. Consequently, the debate on adjourning the parliament was held. The debate was focused on abolishing executive presidency.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 18, 2018 19:06