Ranil to train new Deputy Leader for succession | Daily News

Ranil to train new Deputy Leader for succession

The new leader to be appointed to the United National Party will deputise under Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe for sometime, the Daily News learns.

A resolution presented to Wickremesinghe by the UNP Working Committee on Monday (7) has proposed the next leader to be elected should be the party’s Deputy Leader for some time under the supervision of current leader Wickremesinghe.

According to this resolution, the United National Party will get a new Deputy Leader before the next Leader is appointed. The Party’s Deputy Leader post has been vacant since former Deputy Leader and present Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa joined the Samagi Jana Balawegaya this year.

The proposal by the WC was communicated to those who are vying for leadership by Wickremesinghe yesterday and he has requested their response with immediate effect, it was reported.

A decisive WC meeting to decide on the next Deputy Leader will be held under the patronage of Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Sirikotha party headquarters next Monday (14).