An Extraordinary Gazette Notification has been issued declaring Ranil Wickremesinghe as the eighth Executive President of Sri Lanka.
The Gazette was issued by the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake this evening.
Leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected by Parliament as the eighth Executive President of Sri Lanka during a Parliamentary vote held today.
The vote was held in accordance with the provisions of the Presidential Elections (Special Provisions) Act No.2 of 1981.
Accordingly, 134 Members of Parliament voted for Ranil Wickremesinghe while Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma received 82 votes and Leader of the National People’s Power Anura Kumara Dissanayake received three votes.
223 Members of Parliament voted during this morning’s Parliamentary election to pick the eighth executive President.
President-elect Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to take oath as the eighth President of Sri Lanka tomorrow (21) morning.
The swearing in ceremony will be held at the Parliament complex.