Jan 24, 2020

Sajith back as Deputy Leader! Featured

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has taken measures to appoint Sajith Premadasa to the post of Deputy Leader, which he had earlier resigned from.

By next Monday (27) the appointing of members to the Working Committee of the party is scheduled to be completed.

It is reported that all appointments within the party’s higher rungs is in the final stages of being completed.

The appointing of members to the working committee would be done with the consultation of the party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, Deputy Leader Ravi Karunanayake, National Organiser Navin Dissanayake, General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and the advisory committee.

Meanwhile, former Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said that it had been agreed not to hold a vote to select the party leader issue based on appeals made by party members and the UNP is currently devising a mechanism to resolve the leadership issue without creating a crisis.

Currently, there is a social media campaign challenging Sajith Premadasa to first prove himself prior to demanding for the party leadership.

One of such posts is shown below.