Reggie Ranatunge to succeed Sooriyaarachchi in SL parliament

[TamilNet, Sunday, 10 February 2008, 13:23 GMT]
Reggie Ranatunge, father of the present Member of Parliament and the former captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket Arjuna Ranatunge, is to be appointed to the post of Member of Parliament representing the Gampaha district which fell vacant Saturday with the death of Mr.Sripathi Sooriyarachchi.

Mr. Reggie Ranatunge' name is in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party list of candidates next to Sooriayarachchi. Under the proportional representation system, Reggie Ranatunge automatically becomes the new MP.

Currently Reggie Ranatunge holds the post of Governor for Sabragamuwa Province.

Earlier he held the post of minister in the Chandrika Bandaranaike government.

He is expected to tender his resignation from the post of governor to accept the new post.


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