The matter was taken up at length during the UNP Working Committee meeting held yesterday (24) at the party headquarters Sirikotha under the patronage of UNP leader - Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Meanwhile, the UNP WC has unanimously decided to appoint State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene as the Deputy General Secretary of the party.
In addition, the Minister of Ports and Shipping, Sagala Ratnayake has been appointed as the Internal Affairs Secretary of the party.
The party's leader Kabir Hashim has been entrusted with the task of preparing a strong program to face the upcoming presidential election. It has been proposed to submit the program to the party's official board and then put forward for the approval of the working committee.
The WC has also discussed at length about the way the Gamperaliya program could be implemented successfully.