Party will decide on new leader at the right time: Ranil

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Leader of the United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that his party will decide on who the next UNP leader will be "when the time is right", days after a UNP senior has been openly voicing for a leadership change in his election campaigns.

Mr. Wickremesinghe told Daily Mirror that the decision will be made at the right time but said this will be only on one condition, and that is the UNP must remain united in their decision over the new leader.

"That is the one condition I have," Wickremesinghe said.

UNP National Organiser and Nuwara Eliya District UNP candidate Navin Dissanayake recently said that the leadership of the UNP, which had remained unchanged for 26 years, needed to be changed adding that he had the required qualifications to become the leader of the party.

Dissanayake said he sought for a leadership change as the same person who had been leader for 26 years could not continue to be the leader of the party.

He further said the new leader should be elected through a secret ballot as this was a democratic process, done according to the party constitution without causing any rift within. (Jamila Husain)

  Comments - 10

  • Chux Tuesday, 28 July 2020 10:18 AM

    You should have done that long back but you are such a ungrateful person who never treated your party men at all

    Peri Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:20 AM

    The right time was 15 years ago.

    Ruvin Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:20 AM

    Sir, the correct time was about 15-18 years ago. you hung on Sir.

    Dhammika Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:20 AM

    Its not the PARTY who should decide who the Leader should be but the General Public and people which has clearly proven you RW is a political leader failed for the past 26 years .

    KOLA KOTIYA Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:34 AM


    vince Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:16 PM

    are you serious my good man? or on something psychedelics?

    M Perera Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:45 AM

    May be the day you leave this planet.

    roobarbie Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:15 PM

    over my dead body ...... that is what he is really saying!

    Samson Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:23 PM

    Right time is long gone along with the party. Thank you for holding on.

    N V JEN Tuesday, 28 July 2020 02:09 PM

    There won't be a party after elections. Thanks to you.

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