Battle in UNP for party leadership post continues

The United National Party (UNP) says it has not yet resolved the party leadership issue and hopes it will be resolved soon.

UNP Parliamentarian Harin Fernando said that a majority of the UNP members have said they will support Sajith Premadasa as the party leader.

They have also called for Premadasa to be appointed as the Leader of the Opposition.

Fernando said that he hopes the issue does not continue to drag and that it will be resolved soon.

Harin Fernando also denied reports that senior party member Karu Jayasuriya has been proposed to be named UNP leader.

Fernando said that the UNP hopes to come out strong in January after resolving its issues.


  1. Ranil cannot continue, unless he brings Mahendran. Ranil and his coteries destroyed UNP. Srisena did the closing touches. Sajith speeches in Presidential election attacking Ranil boomeranged on Sajith and
    votes lost. Sajith never proved he is a matured Leader. Definitely Gotha was the best contestant. People understood this.

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