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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is expected to be appointed as the Assistant Leader of United National Party (UNP) next week, party sources said yesterday.

Informed UNP sources said this will be one of the several revolutionary changes that are to be made to the party by the working committee which is to meet on April 5, 2017.

Also it has been decided that party should have three Deputy Leader posts with one post going for a member who represent the minor community. The present UNP Deputy Leader is Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa.

A new General Secretary is to be named after the declaration of the Provincial Council elections. In addition, a young cabinet minister is to be appointed as the new Assistant General Secretary of the party.

Also the working committee is also expected to be given a facelift.

However, other positions, including the post of National Youth Front President and Lak Wanitha Movement are to remain as they are. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Sincere Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:07 PM

    At the rate things are happening, ultimately there will be only deputy and assistant leaders left in the party.

    walter Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:08 PM

    congratulation, correct decision as he got a sizeable vote at the 2010 presidential election.

    Alaya Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:29 PM

    Didn't you get a SCOLERSHIP from Singapore Difence Academy as Gota get?

    sam Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:55 PM

    Excellent good move

    Nostradamus Thursday, 30 March 2017 03:55 PM

    Its a must to appoint Sajith Premadasa as number 2 of UNP. Please Ranil agree. via DM Android App

    ceylon Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:18 PM

    right choice.unp is advancing with change of country and people. via DM Android App

    S. Sakalasuriya Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:37 PM

    This appointment will be easy for me to take a decision not to vote for UNP in future election. It's sad to say for three generations we were with UNP with their victory and defeat. I know more number of people in uniform and ex uniform people will do the same.

    aaryan Thursday, 30 March 2017 04:49 PM

    There's a clear difference between "Asst Leader" and "Deputy Leader" Sajith is the deputy and deputy is above assistant

    anura Friday, 31 March 2017 12:03 PM

    Now the future of U.N.P is crystal clear. With people like S.F in the party higher ranks ,party is sure to go under the drains. Ranil wants to ruin the party as he leaves politics for good.

    abay Thursday, 30 March 2017 05:44 PM

    Do you understand this is a plan going on to make him President in an emergency.

    ANTON Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:34 AM

    UNP NEEDS GOOD GOVERNANCE TO THE BETTERMENT OF PEOPLE'S NEEDS, NOT TO BE PREPARED FOR WARS......

    Pf Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:36 AM

    Why not Sajith? He worked long time for the party. via DM Android App

    lkboy Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:54 AM

    What about the leader post?

    YEHIYA Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:02 AM

    Congratulation. Correct decision. Only leader can lead the party to correct path.

    Madiya Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:12 AM

    Looks like the UNP is hard pressed to get back the "Clean Image" that it has lost. Will this help and time will tell.

    I'll Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:22 PM

    this party couldnt find a good candidate for the presidential post after the death of premadasa.first they gave to wijetunga then forward Mrs dissanayaka then fonseka and finally they supported sirisena from these we can understand party position via DM Android App

    Premalal Thursday, 30 March 2017 11:37 AM

    This is Ranil's ploy to stop a strong leader emerging from the UNP because he knows that he is unelectable.

    manu Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:26 PM

    Death to the UNP party

    Neo Thursday, 30 March 2017 07:39 PM

    This is Ranils way of paying back Anura Kumara for helping him. Disaster within UNP will result in more votes for JVP. I think this is what Ranil and Anura are upto.

    Gamaya Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:24 PM

    This is to dilute the position of Sajith Premadasa who is better leader than Ranil. Appointing SF is a disastrous act that can ruin UNP

    Nauffer mohamed Friday, 31 March 2017 03:00 AM

    The next leader should go to Honourable:Housing MinisterMr.Sajith Premadasa young capable

    asoka seneviratne Friday, 31 March 2017 07:24 AM

    Gen Fonseka is a national hero. He deserves his promotions.But what makes me sick is that no matter who you are, if any laws are broken , he or she should be charged in a court of law and punished.I am 10000% confident that politicians have robbed our poor nation.So how come nobody is in jail?


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