Party MP Vijitha Herath says there is no ethical right to appoint Marapana to the vacant position.
Swearing-in this morning
State minister Wasantha Senanayake has said that Marapana has already been appointed the acting subject minister.
Sagala Ratnayake’s name has come up for the position, but former minister Ravi Karunanayake has asked the prime minister not to appoint him.
Marapana will take oaths at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (14), said minister Lakshman Kiriella.