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Academics and professionals in government’s national list

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has chosen a number of academics and professionals with a sprinkling of business leaders to appoint to Parliament on its National list.

Politicians Prof G L Peiris and Prof Tissa Vitarana are nominated as are academics Prof Charitha Herath and Dr Suren Raghavan.

Two professionals close to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Dr Seetha Arambepola and Attorney Mohamed Ali Sabri are in the list.

ICT professional Yadamini Gunewardena, the son of Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunewardena is among the younger nominees.

Former Central Bank Governor and close advisor to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Ajit Nivard Cabraal and Maubima and Ceylon Today newspaper owner Tiran Alles are included.

The full list is as follows:

Prof G L Peiris

Mohamed Ali Sabri

Dr Suren Raghavan

Tiran Alles

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Prof Tissa Vitarana

Ajit Nivard Cabraal

Sagara Kariyawasam

Jayantha Weerasinghe

Manjula Dissanayake

Prof Ranjith Bandara

Prof Charitha Herath

Gevindu Kumaratunga

Mohamed Mussamil

Yadamini Gunewardena

Dr Seetha Arambepola

Jayantha Katagoda

Mohamed Faleel Marjan

(Colombo, August 8, 2020)