The leadership crisis erupted in the United National Party getting worse has reportedly taken a turmoil in to the party, reports said.
The controversial attitude its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe poses over Mr. Sajith Premadasa has intimidated the Sajith Faction, forcing them to doubt whether their leader of rural masses would be able to secure the party leadership at all.
Meanwhile, a source disclosed that Mr. Ranil Wickremeisnghe has chosen Speaker Karu Jayasuriya over others, and the Sajith Faction is prepared to retaliate if Wickremesinghe names Jayasuriya on the Thursday's (16) meeting. This has caused an internal riot in the UNP to oust Karu Jayasuriya, according to the source.
The Sajith Faction is in a firm stand to retaliate if Wickremesinghe continues to act on his impulse without paying attention to the loyal followers seeking a youth leadership. The Sajith Faction thereby stands on guard prepared for anything in the means of appointing Mr. Sajith Premadasa as their leader.
Meanwhile, several other groups backing Wickremesinghe have changed their anchors on the direction of Mr. Sajith Premadasa, the source further disclosed.
Premadasa is expected to make a conversion in the pool of position in the party if Wickremesinghe hands him over the wheel without splitting the party apart.