Sampanthan as opp. leader?

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By Kelum Bandara
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan is to be the Opposition Leader of the eighth Parliament according to an understanding between the government and that party, Dailymirror learns.DM_20150903_A001-18

The government had offered the post of Deputy Chairman of Committees to the TNA Wanni district MP, Selvam Adaikkalanathan.  TNA MP M.A.Sumanthiran had proposed his name for the post and Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella had seconded it.  It is learnt that the TNA had accepted this post on condition that the opposition leader is chosen from the TNA. The government had agreed to this on August 31.

The TNA parliamentary group that met on    Tuesday had also decided that Mr. Sampanthan should be accorded the post of opposition leader .