UNP Leadership | Working Committee meets today

  • Deputy Leader likely to be appointed at today’s meet
  • Deputy Leader to succeed as new leader next year

The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee is to meet today (14) to discuss and reach a final decision on the party’s new Leader.

The UNP’s leadership race has seen several party seniors coming forward.

However, UNP Deputy General Secretary Ruwan Wijewardene is a frontrunner to the post of leadership with the party’s youth front requesting Wijewardene to be appointed as the UNP Leader.

A senior UNP source told The Morning that the party was likely to appoint a new Deputy Leader who would succeed as the new Leader by next year.