The United National Party (UNP) has decided to nominate Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the Opposition Leader.
The decision was taken at a UNP Parliamentary group meeting held today.
UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe headed the meeting and approved the decision.
UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam informed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya of the decision and requested him to name Premadasa as the Opposition Leader.
A decision on the party leader post is to be taken later. (Colombo Gazette)