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SF to be UNP’s Assistant Leader

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka will be appointed Assistant Leader of the United National Party (UNP) next week, sources said.

"Several revolutionary changes will be made by the UNP Working Committee. The committee will meet on 5 April to discuss matters," sources added.

Furthermore, it has been decided that the party should have three Deputy Leader posts with one post going to a member who represents a minority community. The present UNP Deputy Leader is Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa.

Sources also said a new General Secretary will be named after the announcement of the Provincial Council elections. In addition, a young Cabinet minister is to be appointed as the new Assistant General Secretary of the party.

The UNP Working Committee is expected to be given a major facelift. However, other positions, including the post of National Youth Front President and Lak Wanitha Movement are to remain as they are, sources added.