Aug 14, 2020

Decision to hand over the UNP to a youth leadership

The Working Committee of the United National Party met under the chairmanship of party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning (14).

It was unanimously agreed that immediate measures should be taken to initiate a fresh leadership.

It was agreed to take the necessary steps to select a new youth leadership that recognizes the national aspirations, giving priority to the views of the party members.

This would also give opportunity to all those who are aspiring to be the next UNP leader.

Accordingly, the youth leadership suitable for the country and the party will be selected from among the identified and volunteered candidates and it has been decided to hand over the UNP leadership soon to a young leader who rises within the party itself.