Jan 10, 2020

Will Sajith be given UNP leadership? Or not? Decision on Thursday

UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that a decision regarding the UNP leadership would be taken next Thursday.

The UNP parliamentary group met at the Sirikotha UNP Headquarters yesterday (09)

The UNP General Secretary said that the UNP group had met under the patronage of Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sajith Premadasa.

He further said, “The majority view was that the party needs to forge ahead unitedly. Hence, the suggestion was to hand over party leadership to Karu Jayasuriya.

We came to an agreement that Ranil Wickremesinghe, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya should all join together and give leadership to the UNP and ensure our victory.

However, the final decision regarding all these matters would be taken by Thursday.”

The party will come forth with a new leader for sure

Meanwhile, Ajith P. Perera told the media that the leadership council talks had been cancelled.

He said it was certain that the party would come forward with a new leader.