‘UNP Working Committee must decide on leadership’

2020-01-14 at 20:45

General Secretary of the United National Party Parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says there are varying opinions pertaining to who should be appointed as the Leader of the Party.

Speaking during a media briefing at the party headquarters, Sirikotha MP Kariyawasam said the final decision must be taken by the UNP Working Committee.

The Parliamentarian noted the UNP has its own constitution and personal ideas and opinions, while claiming that a group of people are claiming a good Buddhist like Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, must also be included in the activities of the party leadership.

He added the group claims that Leader of the Opposition MP Sajith Premadasa, MP Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya must take decisions on the future of the party together.

MP Kariyawasam said another group claims that MP Sajith Premadasa must be given total control and must take the party forward.

The MP stated the matter will be discussed on Thursday, adding that a final decision will be reached in the near future.