Top Businessman Dhammika Perera was sworn in as a National List Member of Parliament of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna before Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, the Speaker of Parliament today (22).
After being sworn in before the Speaker, he signed the Member Roll kept in the presence of the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake.
Perera has been appointed to fill the vacancy created given the resignation of former Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
The petitions filed challenging the swearing in of Dhammika Perera as a Member of Parliament were rejected by the Supreme Court yesterday (21).
He is expected to take over as the Minister of Technology and Investment Promotion.
Born on December 28th, 1967 in Katukurunda, Kalutara, he is an alumnus of Thakshila College, Horana. Hon. Dhammika Perera also holds a National Diploma in Technology (NDT) from the University of Moratuwa.