UNP Working Committee fails to reach consensus

The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee (WC) has failed to reach consensus over the proposed name of the new UNP-led alliance and its proposed symbol.

The proposed name of the new alliance is ‘National Peace Alliance’, while a yellow heart has been proposed as the symbol.

According to UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam a majority of the members have proposed that the new alliance should contest the forthcoming parliamentary election under the ‘elephant’ symbol.

UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said the WC will meet on Thursday or Friday again this week to take a final decision on the symbol.

The new alliance led by UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa had already submitted documents to the Election Commission to be registered as a political party this afternoon. (Colombo Gazette)



  1. There is no end to infight in the UNP from the time Sajith became an MP. The end has already come as seen in the last elections. it is better for Ranil and Sajith to part ways now and leave it to the People to identify the survivor. Both have failed to establish a unique strong brand or charisma. Ranil has been branded by media as a looser .


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