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New Deputy Speaker

Nov 23, 2010 7:04:58 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Galle District UPFA parliamentarian Chandima Weerakkody was today (23) appointed as the Deputy Speaker of parliament.

Weerakkody was selected to the post unanimously after his name was proposed by Leader of the House, Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva and seconded by Chief Government Whip, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

Weerakkody was appointed to the post of Deputy Speaker after the post fell vacant with the former Deputy Speaker Priyankara Jayaratne being appointed as Civil Aviation Minister.