It is reported that a meeting is being held between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and opposition leader Sajith Premadasa and UNP seniors before the UNP Working Committee meeting.
The meeting is being held at the party headquarters Sirikotha.
According to reports, an emergency meeting has been convened to take a final decision regarding the election before the Working Committee meeting.
Although the Sajith Premadasa faction is considering contesting under the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, the UNP has not been able to resolve the crisis as the UNP has not taken a stand.
However, Sajith Premadasa has got the full support of the Tamil Progressive Alliance and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress.
According to internal sources of the UNP, the senior party meeting at Sirikotha will be concluded with both parties agreeing.