The Elections Department has said the name of the DNA member to fill the vacant parliamentary seat of former Army Commander and DNA Leader Sarath Fonseka would be gazetted today (7).
Additional Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has told the media today that the name of well known tele drama actor and DNA Colombo District member Jayantha Ketagoda would be gazetted as the person to fill the vacant DNA seat in parliament.
Fonseka’s parliamentary seat fell vacant due to his imprisonment following a court martial verdict.
JVP member Lakshman Nipunarachchi was first named as the replacement to fill the vacant DNA seat. However, Nipunarachchi did not take oaths saying the position belonged to Fonseka.