Sep 13, 2020

UNP Deputy leader tomorrow, leader from Jan.

All vacant posts in the United National Party (UNP) are to be filled tomorrow (14) on a non-vote basis and will be effective for a period of three months, reports say.

It is said that this measure is being taken on the instructions of the UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Arrangements have also been made to hold a special Working Committee meeting of the party, at the UNP headquarters - 'Sirikotha' on Monday morning. Several suitable individuals including Deputy Leader, Chairman and Treasurer are to be appointed during the meeting.

According to party sources, Ruwan Wijewardene and Vajira Abeywardena will come forward for the post of Deputy Leader. The party leadership has also decided to hold a vote only if necessary.

The Deputy Leader will be tasked with expediting the reforming of party affiliated organisations including all trade unions, media organizations, women's organizations and intellectuals' organizations.