The UNP presented letters of appointment to 34 new organizers today (30) at the party headquarters ‘Sirikotha’ under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, former State Minister Rosie Ramanayake and Minister Kabir Hashim were also present on this occasion.
The post of organizer for the Divulapitiya seat was held by Deputy Social Empowerment and Welfare Minister Ranjan Ramanayake.
However, prior to Ramanayake the post was held by Kithsiri Manchanayake.
Prior to holding the organizer post for Divulapitiya, Ranjan Ramanayake was the organizer for Katana.
On May 21, 2015 Ramanayake told the media:
“I was the Chief Organizer for Katana. I asked the Prime Minister for Katana as that is my home town and I grew up, studied and lived there. I told him that Ratnapura was too far for me, but he said there is no Chief Ministerial candidate there and wanted me to go there. Hence, I went there did my job and won for the party and returned.”
However, among the organizers appointed today, there was no new organizer named for the Katana electorate, according to UNP sources.
The new organizers are:
Hirunika Premachandra – Ratmalana
Hiranya Herath – Walapone
Rosie Senanayake – Colombo East
Thalatha Athukorale – Balangoda
Lucky Jayawardena – Gampola
Ajith Pathirana – Borella
Asoka Priyantha – Nattandiya
Hector Appuhamy – Puttalama 1
Navin Dissanayake – Nuwara Eliya
Imran Maharuf – Trincomalee
Nalaka Prasad kolonne – Minneriya
Heshan Wijewithana – Rakwana
Shantha Abeysekara – Chilaw
Jayantha de Silva
Anuradha Nayaka – Horowpathana 2
Nasmi – Puttalam 2
Sahidu – Horowpathana-1
Royce Fernando – Negombo
Asoka Priyantha – Kotmale
Chandrasoma Sandheera – Attanagalla
Jayaratne – Polgahawela 2
Anura Sirisena – Seruwila
Ajith Rohana –Polgahawela 1
Kithsiri Manchanayake – Divulapitiya
Hassan Ali – Samanthurai
Harsha Kumara Galapaththi – Devinuwara
Ganesh Moorthi – Padirippuwa
Sanjeewa Karunatillake – Rathgama
Tharaka Nanayakkara – Habaraduwa
Channa Galapaththi – Theldeniya
Jammil Marikkar – Beruwala
Kapila Kalupahana – Trincomalee
Madeesha Perera – Kalutara
Kings Nelson - Polonnaruwa
Meanwhile it was reported that Ranjan Ramanayake was seen yesterday (29) together with President Maithripala Sirisena at the wedding ceremony of Swarnawahini presenter Lahiru Mudiyanse.