he United National Party (UNP) has appointed a committee known as the ‘Group 20 or G 20’ to steer the party’s campaign at an upcoming presidential election, party officials said yesterday.
In addition to UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, the G20 includes all members of the Leadership Council. The others in the G20 are MPs Joseph Michael Perera, John Amaratunga, Palitha Range Bandara, Thalata Athukorale, Asoka Abeysinghe, Ranjith Madduma Bandara, P. Harrison, Eran Wickramaratne, Ajith P. Perera, Akila Viraj Kariyswasam, Rosy Senanayake, Wasantha Aluvihare and the Uva Provincial Council Opposition Leader Harin Fernando.
Party sources said the G 20 had met twice now, and it would meet again on October 17 to discuss political strategies in view of a national election. Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya is the G20 vice president.
The appointments were made at the last Working Committee meeting (Kelum Bandara)