The speaker of Sri Lanka’s parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, has accepted the request of Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, the General Secretary of the UNP, to appoint Sajith Premadasa as opposition leader.
The Daily Mirror claims that the appointment of Premadasa would be announced by the speaker formally when parliament begins on 3 January.
This reporting follows contentious claims that Ranil Wickremesinghe would become the leader of the opposition. More than 40 MPs signed a letter requesting that Premadasa keep his position as leader of the opposition.
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Read the Daily Mirror reporting here.