JO loses MP to President


MP Wijewickrema switching her allegiance to President Sirisena on Sunday

UPFA Digamadulla MP Sriyani Wijewickrema yesterday evening pledged her support to President Maithripala Sirisena.

MP Wijewickrema, who is a lawyer by profession, was among those elected members who joined the Joint Opposition (JO) following the formation of the UNP-SLFP joint administration.

The JO comprise 55 members, including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Last month, JO member Geetha Kumarasinghe lost her seat due to a court ruling.

Altogether 95 were elected and appointed on the UPFA list at the last parliamentary polls in August 2015.

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