Sep 23, 2022

MPs nominated for the 'National Council' Featured

Members of Parliament nominated to the 'National Council' established given the proposal made by the Hon. Prime Minister.

The Speaker today (23) announced to the Parliament the list of members of Parliament who have been nominated for the 'National Council'.

The National Council will consist of the Speaker as the Chair, the Prime Minister, Leader of the House of Parliament, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, the Chief Government Whip, the Chief Opposition Whip and not more than 35 MPs.

The MPs nominated to the 'National Council' established are as below.

Douglas Devananda, Naseer Ahamed, Tiran Alles, Sisira Jayakody, Sivanesathurai Santhirakanthan, Johnston Fernando, Rauff Hakeem, ( Mrs.) Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi, Wajira Abeywardana, A. L. M. Athaullah , (Prof.) Tissa Vitarana, Rishad Bathiudeen, Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Palani Thigambaram, Mano Ganesan, Udaya Gammanpila, Rohitha Abegunawardhana, Namal Rajapaksa, Jeevan Thondaman, G. G. Ponnambalam, (Ven.) Athuraliye Rathana Thero, Asanka Navarathna, Ali Sabri Raheem, C.V. Wigneswaran, Weerasumana Weerasinghe and Sagara Kariyawasam.

Since the names of a few other parliamentarians are to be received, the announcement of such names has been scheduled for the near future, the parliament media unit states.

The resolution proposed by the Prime Minister Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena to constitute the Parliamentary Committee called 'National Council' was passed in Parliament on 20.09.2022 without objection.

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