COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Inaugural meeting of the National Council took place in Parliament this morning.
The meeting was held under the patronage of Speaker of House Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
The Speaker announced in Parliament on the 23rd of September the list of Parliamentarians that were nominated to the National Council which was established as per the proposal of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, consisting MPs from all respective political parties.
The National Council consists of the Speaker as the Chair, the Prime Minister, Leader of the House of Parliament, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, the Chief Government Whip and not more than thirty-five (35) Members of Parliament proposed by the leaders of the political parties representing the Ninth Parliament.
Members of Parliament nominated to the ‘National Council’ established are as below:
Hon. Douglas Devananda, Hon. Naseer Ahamed, Hon. Tiran Alles, Hon. Sisira Jayakody, Hon. Sivanesathurai Santhirakanthan, Hon. Johnston Fernando, Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Hon. ( Mrs.) Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi, Hon. Wajira Abeywardana, Hon. A. L. M. Athaullah , Hon. (Prof.) Tissa Vitarana, Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, Hon. Wimal Weerawansa, Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Hon. Palani Thigambaram, Hon. Mano Ganesan, Hon. Udaya Gammanpila, Hon. Rohitha Abegunawardhana, Hon. Namal Rajapaksa, Hon. Jeevan Thondaman, Hon. G. G. Ponnambalam, Hon. (Ven.) Athuraliye Rathana Thero, Hon. Asanka Navarathna, Hon. Ali Sabri Raheem, Hon. C.V. Wigneswaran, Hon. Weerasumana Weerasinghe and Hon. Sagara Kariyawasam.