VEN. RATHANA THERO TAKES OATHS IN PARLIAMENT

VEN. RATHANA THERO TAKES OATHS IN PARLIAMENT

VEN. RATHANA THERO TAKES OATHS IN PARLIAMENT

Written by Zulfick Farzan

05 Jan, 2021 | 10:43 am

Colombo (News 1st); Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero was sworn in as a Member of Parliament for the 9th Parliament on Tuesday (05) in the presence of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

After being sworn in, he signed the list of Members of Parliament in the presence of General Secretary Dhammika Dasanayake.

The name of Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero was announced by the Election Commission in a gazette notification for the National List seat won by ‘Ape Janabala Party’ in the General Election.

Venerable Rathana Thero, who was first elected to Parliament from the Kalutara District in 2004 representing the Jathika Hela Urumaya, was elected to the 7th Parliament from the United People’s Freedom Alliance in 2010 representing the Gampaha District.

Venerable Rathana Thero, who represented the UNP in the 8th Parliament as a National List Member of Parliament in 2015, is representing the Parliament for the fourth time this year.

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