Minister Amaratunge feted tomorrow

Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunge will be felicitated on his completion of 40 years as an MP at a ceremony to be held at Wattala Town Hall under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya tomorrow (21).

A felicitation ceremony in his honour will also be held on October 28 at the BMICH at 4 pm under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Minister Amaratunge is the first parliamentarian to be appointed to Parliament without an election, under the provisions of the new Constitution in 1978.

He was appointed MP for the Wattala electorate to fill the vacancy created by the demise of the then Posts and Telecommunications Minister.

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