Five swords wielded in the battle to win UNP Leadership. The Heir remains silent?

Five swords wielded in the battle to win UNP Leadership. The Heir remains silent?

28 June 2020 09:57 am

Five political figures have entered the battlefield to win the leadership of the United National Party as the successor to Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe.

These figures, namely Ravi Karunanayake, Naveen Dissanayake, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Sagala Rathnayake and Daya Dharmapala Gamage, are currently grappling to gain the post of vice leader vacant upon the departure of Mr. Sajith Premadasa as a preface to win the oldest political party's leadership.

Meanwhile, it is noteworthy that Mr. Ruwan Wijewardena, the rightful heir to the UNP throne coming from the Wijewardena - Wickremesinghe family, is yet to wield a sword in the battlefield. 

In accordance with the resolutions confirmed at the last Party convention in 2019, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe will remain as the leader of the United National Party until 2023.