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Several names have been proposed for the United National Party (UNP)’s post of General Secretary, sources close to party leadership said yesterday.

The post became vacant after General Secretary Kabir Hashim tendered his resignation.

Several names including Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Navin Dissanayake and Imtiyaz Bakeer Markar have been proposed for the post according to sources. However, no final decision has been arrived yet, according to sources.

It was also reported that positions in the party will not be changed before the National New year. However, they will be changed before the end of this month as the term of the present office bearers ends on April 29, 2018.

Meanwhile, newly appointed 12 member politburo members will meet for the first time today to discuss on the reorganization of the party. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 17

  • Jude Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:25 AM

    Hey what's holding back!?? Hand over the Leadership to Sajith Premadasa!! Then he should appoint his team to take forward the GOP!!!

    AJ Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:01 AM

    You are absolutely correct.

    Nilanga Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:58 AM

    It looks like these guys have not seen the elephant in the room (Mr. Sajith Premadasa). It is time a competent person runs the country.

    ravin Wednesday, 11 April 2018 12:34 PM

    are you crazy to offer to premadasa. you think unf can garner support of jvp and others in a future. rather it be given to navin and Pm post to mangala in a future presidential race.

    Ishan Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:29 AM

    Akila should not given this post, since he a RW henchman, Imtiaz is the ideal person who will support the New Leadership in the future.

    Massdeen Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:34 AM

    I think Imtiyaz Bakeer Marker should be appointed as Gen Sec of UNP as he had been a long standing with the party n has wide experiences

    KOLA KOTIYA Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:45 AM


    kukula Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:55 AM

    Navin is not a bad choice, Imtiyaz is the best option for the post of GS.

    ET Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:12 AM

    AKila is a big no no, he is Ranil's right hand. I know this will bot be published...

    Dam Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:43 AM

    Undoubtedly Mr. Imtiyaz Bakeer Markar is the right man for this JOB

    Kavadi Baila Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:28 AM

    Wash set the stage before inviting good people. Sane men have no role to play on wrong philosophical platform.

    Wednesday, 11 April 2018 10:46 AM

    How about RW's special assistance...... Sandra Perera.

    Samson Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:42 AM

    Leader must change first and the new leader can assist to form his team. Navin and Imthiaz are both good for the job of Secretary.

    Unchikun Wednesday, 11 April 2018 12:12 PM

    The general secretary is irrelevant to the UNP as it has a honest, charismatic, popular and brilliant leader. Only this great leader is enough to win any election and ruin the country. Ha Ha Ha. That was a right royal joke. Sorry.

    ravin Wednesday, 11 April 2018 12:37 PM

    sajith is a big no, because his connection to sirasa. another 1989 repetition. the opposition will have field day flabbergasting him and unp. the best choice would be unf to consider mangala and navin either way, so they can get support of jvp and other small parties against slfp and slpp combo

    Charles Alexander Wednesday, 11 April 2018 01:55 PM

    Navin Dissanayake is the man

    Dasa Wednesday, 11 April 2018 05:56 PM

    UNP is not a racist party.We Propose Mr Imtiyaz if UNP wants a future.

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