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UNP divided over the appointment of the Opposition Leader

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 21, 2019 18:40

UNP divided over the appointment of the Opposition Leader

United National Party General Secretary Akila Viraj Kriyawasam has made a request to appoint Ranil Wickremasinghe as the Opposition Leader. However, 40 Parliamentarians had requested the Speaker to appoint Sajith Premadasa at the Opposition Leader.

The Opposition Leader’s post fell vacant with Mahinda Rajapaksa taking oaths as Prime Minister. Directing a letter to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya United National Party General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has made a request to appoint Ranil Wickremsinghe as the Opposition Leader. But the Speaker has received a letter with the signature of 40 Parliamentarians from the United National Party to appoint Sajith Premadasa as the Opposition Leader. Accordingly certain Parliamentarians from the United National Party have requested that Rail Wickremasinghe be appointed as the Opposition Leader while another group has claimed that Sajith Premadasa is suitable for the Opposition Leader’s post.

Meanwhile, the Speaker’s Media Division has confirmed that the Speaker has received a missive from Akila Viraj Kriyawasam and another with the signature of 40 United National Party Parliamentarians.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 21, 2019 18:40