UNP meeting on leadership ends inconclusively
The UNP Parliamentary Group group meeting has ended inconclusively.
The UNP Parliamentary Group met at the Sirikotha – UNP Headquarters in the evening to take a final decision on the party leadership.
Reports quoted UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam as saying that no final decision was taken at today’s meeting.
However, Parliamentarian Harsha De Silva in a twitter message said UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had abruptly adjourned the meeting.
@RW_UNP abruptly adjourns @officialunp MP group meeting as majority asks for leadership vote. Gen Sec Akila n some follow. Others stay back n take unofficial vote on proposal to make @sajithpremadasa leader. Result 52:0 (total UNP MPs 77 including those not present today). Now? pic.twitter.com/gmsVWWlwQR
— Harsha de Silva (@HarshadeSilvaMP) January 16, 2020