UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is preparing for a voting in the party working committee at his final approach to protecting the party in the midst of its leadership crisis, sources said.
Although the parliamentary groups favoured Mr. Sajith Premadasa in a majority vote, the Working Committee up to his point favoured Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Accordingly, MP Vajira Abeywardena and two other parliamentarians of the working committee are holding discussions in this regard, according to sources.
The discussions are being held in order to show the working committee's majority.
However, Wickremesinghe's position in the committee may likely to be changed as a result of the situation evident during the last parliamentary group meeting.