May 29, 2020

UNP WC, SJB to have meetings today

The United National Party (29) is to convene today (29) under patronage of Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at the party headquarters - Sirikotha.

The WC is expected to take several decisions including on the members who had submitted nominations to contest the 2020 General Election under the Samagi Jana Balawegaya.

SJB to meet 

Meanwhile, members of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) will meet today as well, under the patronage of party leader Sajith Premadasa.

Noting that the SJB was formed on a decision by the UNP WC, General Secretary of the SJB stated that decisions reached by a group that will convene at Sirikotha were undemocratic.

He added that the SJB did not have issue with the decisions reached by the UNP, which was the smaller group.

He further claimed the SJB will continue to carry out its agenda adding that 80 people were seeking nominations from the SJB, while only 15 people were seeking nominations from the minority UNP.

Madduma Bandara further added that over 40 members of the 69 WC members were in favour of the SJB, along with 95% of provincial council MPs and local government representatives.