Jagath Priyankara sworn in as MP following Sanath Nishantha’s passing
February 08, Colombo (LNW): L.K. Jagath Priyankara, representing the National Freedom Front (NFF), has been officially sworn in as a Member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka.
Priyankara was sworn in before the Speaker, assuming the parliamentary seat left vacant by the passing of former State Minister Sanath Nishantha.
Designated as the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Member of Parliament for the Puttalam District, Priyankara fills the position previously held by the late Sanath Nishantha.
A Gazette notification promptly announced Jagath Priyankara’s appointment to Parliament, thereby fulfilling the seat left vacant by Nishantha.
Subsequently, the National Election Commission officially declared Jagath Priyankara as a MP, representing the electoral district of Puttalam.
Priyankara holds membership in the National Freedom Front (Jathika Nidahas Peramuna), led by MP Wimal Weerawansa.