It is reported that the Leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe is preparing to accept the post of National List Member of Parliament for the party.
The National List seat has been vacant since the general election and UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardena, UNP General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara and other frontline officials of the party have repeatedly stated that Ranil Wickremesinghe should accept the post. The party's executive council had also decided that he should represent the party in parliament.
According to sources, Ranil Wickremesinghe is currently preparing to assume office as a Member of Parliament in response to the party's strong demand.
Sources said that Ranil Wickremesinghe had also informed the government strongmen about this through businessman Dilith Jayaweera.