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Karu ready for UNP leadership

Former Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya says he has informed Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe that he is prepared to take over the party leadership.

Jayasuriya made this revelation issuing a special statement today (24).

He has informed the UNP leadership and party seniors of his decision.

According to the former Speaker, given the current state of confusion and careful consideration of requests made to him by many parties, he has stated his ability to take on the challenge of leading the UNP for the betterment of the party and the country.

He says that this decision was taken on behalf of the future of the party and the country as well as the just and patriotic people of the country.

Jayasuriya further emphasised that he will be ‘courageously and invincibly’ committed to all the duties and responsibilities that need to be fulfilled for the betterment of the motherland.