The trio will meet again on Monday morning to finalise the proposals to be put before the Working Committee on Monday evening.
Both Sajith Premadasa and Ravi Karunanayake will be members of the Council.
The Party General Secretary will also be a Council member.
Once the powers to be delegated to the Council are finalised the UNP will finalise the remaining five members that will sit on the Leadership Council. The Council will comprise 9 members.
Premadasa who has been made public his opposition to Wickremesinghe remaining in the position of Party Leader is presently agreeable to the Council proposals, it is learned.
However some party members expressed fear that Premadasa would attempt to scuttle the process if his preferred associates were not included in the Council. Wickremesinghe told the Colombo Telegraph on October 29 that he had made his position known that he was willing to step down at any point. Wickremesinghe told the UNP Working Committee on October 7 that he was willing to hand over the leadership to anyone who showed the necessary leadership skill and was willing to illustrate that by example. “I am willing to hand the party’s future over to someone who is willing to take the challenge. But I am being asked to remain as a trustee of the party. I took over the leadership of the UNP at a difficult time, when we had suffered an electoral defeat and our leaders had been destroyed by terrorism,” Wickremesinghe is reported as saying to the October Working Committee meeting in the Irida Lankadeepa newspaper.