UNP sources said that there is strong opposition among some UNP members to have Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka fill the position left vacant by the demise of the late MP M.K.D.S Gunawardena.
Sources said that if a majority of the UNP members oppose Fonseka’s inclusion then Anoma Fonseka’s name will be proposed.
The UNP is expected to meet ahead of the Parliament session on Tuesday to decide on the National List seat of the UNP.
Fonseka’s Democratic Party and the UNP reached an agreement to work together last week and as part of the agreement the Democratic Party is expected to get a seat in Parliament through the UNP National List. (Colombo Gazette)