The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader have nominated the names of UPFA national list MP A.H.M. Azwer and UNP national list MP D.M. Swaminathan respectively to the Parliamentary Council.
Speaker Rajapaksa has told the media that he would send the names to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Once the President approves the names, the Parliamentary Council according to the 18th amendment could be formed. The formation of the council was delayed after Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s first nominee refused to accept the nomination.