Former Parliamentarian Jayantha Ketagoda will replace State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal as a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna National List MP in Parliament.
The General Secretary of the SLPP, Parliamentarian Sagara Kariyawasam said State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal is expected to resign as a MP today, and subsequently Jayantha Ketagoda will return to Parliament.
He made this statement while addressing media from the SLPP headquarters this morning.
Ketagoda who entered Parliament through the SLPP National List after the 2020 General Election resigned as a MP in July, paving way for Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa to enter Parliament.
Although Jayantha Ketagoda was tipped to receive an Ambassadorial post, he remained in the country after stepping down from Parliament.
Meanwhile, State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal will return to the Central Bank as the Governor later this week.
CBSL Governor Professor WD Lakshman will step down from his post tomorrow and MP Cabraal will be re-appointed to the post later this week.
Ajith Nivard Cabraal also served as the Central Bank Governor during the period from 2006 to 2015.