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Change in the UNP Posts

It is reported that the posts of deputy leader and the Assistant Leader would be abolished and more supporters of Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe would be taken in when the leadership council of the UNP is overhauled.

The post of Secretary General is to be from the second leadership of the party and the name of Mr. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has been proposed. He is also to be given a senior position in Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya.

Ruwan Wijewardene, Harsha de Silva and Sagala Ratnayaka too are to be given more responsibilities in the party. The leadership council appointed outside the party constitution would be without the posts of deputy leaders, asst. leader and national leader but Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe would become the party leader instead.