Rakitha Abhayaratne on 10 June, 2022

CPA STATEMENT ON CONSTITUTIONALITY OF APPOINTMENT OF MR. DHAMMIKA PERERA AS A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT THROUGH THE SLPP NATIONAL LIST

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10th June 2022: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is concerned by several media reports that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has appointed Mr. Dhammika Perera to fill the National List seat which became vacant by the resignation of Mr. Basil Rajapaksa. CPA notes that according to media reports, Mr. Dhammika Perera was not a member of the SLPP until a few days ago and that in any event his name was not included in the list of persons qualified to be elected as Members of Parliament, in terms of Article 99A of the Constitution (the “National List”) or any of the district lists submitted by the SLPP for the Parliamentary Election held in August 2020.

Read the full statement in English here.

Read the full statement in Sinhala here.

Read the full statement in Tamil here.