Chairman of the United National Party former Minister Wajira Abeywardena has taken oath as a Member of Parliament.
He took oath before Speaker of House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena when Parliament convened at 10am.
Former Minister Abeywardena was nominated by the UNP to fill the vacant National List seat of the party after Ranil Wickremesinghe took oath as President last week.
He had been a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 2010 and also between 2015 and 2020.
Wajira Abeywardena functioned as the Minister of Home Affairs during the tenure of the good governance government.