UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana is to be given a deputy minister post in the Unity Government.
Co-cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Gayantha Karunathilake yesterday said that Pathirana was abroad and once he returns, he would be sworn in.
Pathirana entered politics contesting the Southern Provincial Council election in 2004 with the highest number of votes polled by a candidate in the country. In 2010, he was elected to Parliament, with the second highest votes won by any member in the Party.
At present he is also part of the Parliamentary Forum on Development Evaluation and is pushing for the National Policy on Evaluation.