Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa has once again been given the deputy leader’s post in the United National Party by party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. Wickremesinghe’s decision comes at a time when a sizable group in the UNP parliamentary group is calling for the party leadership to appoint Premadasa as the UNP leader.
UNP sources said the party leader has taken measures to appoint members to all key positions in the party. The party will also complete appointing members to the working committee by next Monday.
Appointing members to the working committee will be done on the recommendations of a committee headed by Wickremesinghe.