A group of United National Party (UNP) representatives yesterday stated that the current Deputy Secretary General of Parliament and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam was suitable for the post of General Secretary of the UNP.
UNP Parliamentary Group and Working Committee member Ashoka Priyantha said a group of youths who were actively working for the party for a long period of time knowing that they had many strong positions in the UNP.
Minister Kavinda Jayawardana said that Minister Kariyawasam had been nominated for the post of General Secretary of the party and according to the direction of the senior members of the party, UNP and the current government of the country should be strengthened.
Speaking at the committee, the Mayor of Colombo Rosy Senanayake said Minister Kariyawasam, who had played a pivotal role in the development of education in the shortest possible period of time in the party, had been nominated for the position.
She said UNP had faith in him. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)