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The Leader of the United National Party (UNP), former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is slated to assume the UNP's vacant national list seat in the month of June, party chairman Vajira Abeywardena disclosed.

Abeywardena said that the UNP was unanimous in their decision to select Wickremesinghe to represent the party in parliament.

He expressed these views while participating at a media briefing in Galle.

Several opposition Tamil and Muslim party leaders as well as Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) parliamentarians had recently called on the former Prime Minister and urged him to take up the UNP national list seat.