Aug 16, 2020

Ranil's departure postponed to 2021 Featured

UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has stated that UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will step down from party leadership only after the conclusion of the provincial council elections.

According to government sources, the provincial council elections will be held in the first quarter of 2021.

The need to present the Budget and the need to hold the GCE O/L and A/L exams this year are said to be the reasons behind the postponement.

At a recent meeting with candidates who had failed to secure seats at the recently concluded General Election, Mr. Wickremesinghe had said that a new mechanism was being set up for the PC polls and the youth should take up leadership.

Before the General election, Mr. Wickremesinghe spoke on the future leadership of the party as follows :