Final decision on UNP leadership next Thursday

Friday, 10 January 2020

The final decision regarding the leadership of the United National Party (UNP) will be taken next Thursday (Jan. 16), UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

The Parliamentary Group of the UNP convened a meeting this evening at party headquarters – Sirikotha, with the participation of party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa.

Kariyawasam stated that the opinion of the majority was that everyone in the party should move forward together.

He said that it was discussed that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya should also be given a leadership role and that he along with Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sajith Premadasa should give leadership to the UNP’s election campaign for the parliamentary poll.