The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has nominated MP Rohini Kavirathna for the post of Parliament Deputy Speaker.
SJB Leader Sajith Premadasa said that Kavirathna, a strong activist of Women’s and Children’s rights will be their nominee for the post of Deputy Speaker.
Earlier, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had proposed that a female MP be nominated for the post.
He had urged Parliament to reach a consensus on the appointment of a Deputy Speaker.
The post of Deputy Speaker became vacant after former Deputy Speaker Ranjith Siyambalapitiya resigned from his post. (Colombo Gazette)