The rescheduled meeting between UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and his former deputies Karu Jayasuriya and Sajith Premadasa will be held today where the three will try to hammer out an agreement on the functions and powers of the proposed Leadership Council.
The meeting will be held at Sirikotha, the UNP Headquarters in Pitakotte at 4 p.m. today.
The Leadership Council was proposed by senior Buddhist monks affiliated with the UNP as a way out of the ongoing leadership crisis in the main opposition party.
Colombo Telegraph learns that UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will discuss the powers from the Leader that will be transferred to the proposed Council during today’s meeting.
The composition of members of the Council and the individuals to be appointed to the Council will be discussed at a later date, UNP sources said.
The Council will comprise of nine members, with Jayasuriya proposed as its Chairman. The Party’s General Secretary and National Organiser will be ex officio members of the Leadership Council, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.