Ranil to remain as UNP leader for 6 more months

August 16, 2020 at 10:28 AM

United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will quit his position only after the upcoming Provincial Council elections, party General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday, The Sunday Times Newspaper reported.

He told the Sunday Times Mr Wickremesinghe conveyed this position during yesterday’s Sirikotha meeting with party candidates who failed to win a seat.

“Youth should be handed over the leadership,” said Mr Wickremesinghe adding that a new mechanism to campaign for PC elections was being worked out.

The Government has said that provincial council elections will be held in February-March next year.

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