The new officeholders of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) were named after the party’s inaugural working committee meeting yesteday (25).
Opposition chief Sajith Premadasa would therefore remain as the party leader, while MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara remained as general secretary of the party.
As Chairman of the party, Parliamentary Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was named.
As the National Organizer of the SJB, MP Tissa Attanayake was named.
06 Senior Vice-Presidents have been appointed by the SJB Working Committee for the Party. They are members of Parliament Lakshman Kiriella, Kabir Hashim, Imtiaz Bakeer Marker, Ravindra Samaraweera, Rajitha Senaratne and Kumara Welgama.
In addition, 08 Vice-Presidents have been elected to the list of office holders.
Dr. Harsha de Silva was appointed Treasurer of the Party.
MP Eran Wickramaratne has been appointed Secretary of Research and Development.
Niroshan Perera has been appointed Secretary for International Affairs, while Ajith P. Perera has been appointed Executive Officer.
Farhan Qasim and Tissath Wijayagunawardena have been appointed Secretaries of Legal Affairs.
In the meantime, four Deputy Secretaries were also appointed during the meeting.
Buddhika Pathirana, Ranjith Aluvihara, and J. C. Alawathuwala has been appointed Deputy National Organizers.
As a result, 31 persons were appointed as SJB’s inaugural office holders.
However, no post in the list was granted to MP Patali Champika Ranawaka.