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Ready to lead UNP: Ruwan

United National Party (UNP) Deputy General Secretary Ruwan Wijewardene says that he is ready to take over the party leadership.

Wijewardene made this remark during a public meeting in Anuradhapura last Saturday (29).

He said that there are several party members who have already staked a claim for party leadership.

“I kept silent, but during the past few days, there have been so many party members from across the country asking me to take over the party leadership,” he said.

Wijewardene went on to say that he is prepared to take over the party leadership.