The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee unanimously approved Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka for the parliamentary seat left vacant by the death of Minister M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardena.
The decision comes following the collective agreement signed by the United National Front for Good Governmce (UNFGG) and the Democratic Party (DP) led by Fonseka at Temple Trees in Colombo on February 3.