Gazette issued replacing Ranjan with Ajith

2021-04-08 at 19:24

A special Gazette Notification has been issued declaring the appointment of Ajith Mannapperuma to the vacant Parliament seat of Ranjan Ramanayake.

The Gazette was signed by all five members of the Election Commission including Chairman Nimal Punchihewa.

Punchihewa said Ajith Mannapperuma was next in line to be elected from the Gampaha District having contested from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya.

The SJB obtained four seats from the Gampaha District at the August 5th 2020 General Election.

With the seat of Ranjan Ramanayake falling vacant, Ajith Mannapperuma who came in fifth place from the district, became eligible to take oath for the vacant seat.

Mannapperuma obtained 47,212 votes at the General Election.