The UNP internal conflict worsens due to different views on the symbol of the alliance. The UNP leadership crisis deepens as Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella says that a majority of the United National Party Working Committee members expressed their willingness to contest under the elephant symbol at the forthcoming general election. MP Ranjith Maddumabadara has been appointed to the General Secretary of the alliance which is being formed targeting the election. The Working Committee of the UNP met yesterday under the patronage of its leader Ranil Wickremasinghe. Opposition leader Sajith Premadasa also attended the meeting which was held at UNP headquarters, Sirikotha.
- Minister Wimal Weerawansa says the judicial the legal action against the former Minister Rishard Batheudeen is carried out without any political interference
- World’s most popular cricket team, West Indies arrived in the island yesterday evening for a five match series that includes three ODIs and two T-20 Internationals