Colombo Telegraph

Ranil Okays Leadership Council, Wants To Retain Party Leader Position

Senior monks have called on the UNP Leadership to set up a special Leadership Council that will replace the position of Party Leader at a special series of meetings with Ranil Wickremesinghe, Karu Jayasuriya and Sajith Premadasa today.

Ranil

The monks are proposing a leadership council chaired by Jayasuriya who is a former UNP Deputy Leader. Wickremesinghe would remain Opposition Leader.

The meetings were held today at the Polwatte Rajakeeyaramaya in Colpetty.

Wickremesinghe who met the senior monks after Jayasuriya and Premadasa informed them that he was willing to establish the Council as long as he could remain leader of the UNP.

The monks’ proposal is to be put before the UNP working committee meeting on Monday (7) for decision.

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