Speaker’s son weighing SLFP, UNP offers

Udith Lokubandara, son of W. J. M. Lokubandara, Speaker of Parliament, will shortly announce whether he is accepting the post of SLFP district organiser for Badulla district or the post of UNP organiser for the Haputale electorate.

According to UNP general secretary Tissa Attanayake, the UNP offer was made at the request of his father. “This same post was held by the Speaker’s wife Malathi Lokubandara, and at the Speaker’s request we have offered his son the post. As we have not received a rejection in writing, we assume he is accepting the post,” MP Attanayake said.

Meanwhile, Dilan Perera, SLFP chief organiser for the Hali-ela electorate, said other organisers would not be affected should Udith Lokubandara accept the SLFP post.

Last week, President Mahinda Rajapaksa offered the younger Mr. Lokubandara the SLFP organiser post as a wedding gift.

Speaker Mr. Lokubandara, who joined Parliament as a UNPer, said the UNP and SLFP organiser posts were both good offers.

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