Special Working Committee meeting to elect UNP leader tomorrow!

Special Working Committee meeting to elect UNP leader tomorrow!

9 August 2020 06:28 pm

The United National Party is due to hold a special Working Committee meeting on Monday (10) to elect the new Party Leader, reports said.

Following the dramatic defeat in the 2020 General Election, long running UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to step aside from his position, LNW earlier disclosed. 

Accordingly, the Working Committee meeting is set to elect a new leader for the all green party, and Party Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Vice Leader Ravi Karunanayake, former MPs Vajira Abeywardena and Ruwan Wijewardena have been nominated for the post, sources said. 

However, in Wickremesinghe's view, neither of the aforementioned are ideal for the post, sources further said.