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TNA leader R Sampanthan

Parliamentary Group Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan has been recognized as the Opposition Leader of the 8th Parliament, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament a short while ago.

The Speaker further informed Parliament that the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had not made any request regarding the post of Opposition Leader.

The position of Opposition Leader had been a contentious issue in the new Parliament.