The National Election Commission has decided to appoint Jagath Samarawickrama to the vacant Parliamentary seat following the demise of Polonnaruwa District Parliamentarian Amarakeerthi Athukorala.
The Extraordinary Gazette Notification in this regard is due to be issued.
Jagath Samarawickrama, who contested the 2020 General Election, garnered the highest number of votes after the late Amarakeerthi Athukorala from the Polonnaruwa District.
MP Athukorala was beaten to death on the 9th of May in Nittambuwa.
His personal security officer was also found dead at the location.