Jagath Samarawickrama replaces Amarakeerthi Athukorala

Jagath Samarawickrama replaces Amarakeerthi Athukorala

Jagath Samarawickrama replaces Amarakeerthi Athukorala

Written by Teena Marian

18 May, 2022 | 11:14 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Election Commission has gazetted the name of Jagath Samarawickrema for the Polonnaruwa District Parliamentary seat vacated by the sudden death of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarian Amarakeerthi Athukorala.

S. Jagath Samarawickrama has been declared elected as a Member of the Ninth Parliament for the Electoral District No. 18 – Polonnaruwa to fill the vacancy caused by reason of the death of Mr. Amarakeerthi Athukorala, said the Government Gazette.

In addition, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested two 22-year-old suspects who are residents of Nambadaluwa, Nittambuwa in connection with the deaths of Amarakeerthi Athukorala and his bodyguard.

Police seized two pairs of clothes they were wearing at the time of the incident, and a knife as during the investigations.

At the moment, four suspects have been arrested by the CID in connection with the incident.

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