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The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee and the Parliamentary Group which met today had decided that the party leadership should not be changed immediately, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said.

However, he said it was decided that other positions of the party should be changed.

Meanwhile, a special committee has been appointed to take decisions with regard to the appointments of new office bearers of the party.

The 11 member-committee has been given more powers than both the Working Committee and the Parliamentary Group.

Navin Dissanayake, Ajith P. Perera, Harin Fernando, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Eran Wickremeratne, Ruwan Wijewardene, Mangala Samaraweera and Ranjith Madduma Bandara are some of the members of the new committee. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 30

  • johan Saturday, 07 April 2018 07:53 PM

    Another Leadership Council Story we will see what this kindergarten MPs will do

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 08 April 2018 03:56 PM

    They are doing all the changes without doing the most important one and which party people wanted . What a tragedy .

    Scooby Doo Monday, 09 April 2018 09:24 AM

    We expected this. Shame on you Mr.Ranil, Its high time for you to reveal your secret affair with MR.

    Udda Saturday, 07 April 2018 07:54 PM

    Fooled you again, RW did. Ha ha

    Gayan Saturday, 07 April 2018 07:56 PM

    Surprise of the century.

    Man Monday, 09 April 2018 08:38 AM

    Nothing to surprise. It will be the decision, for ever. Even Ranil wants to resign, his loyal friend, Mahinda R. won't allow.

    Citizen Saturday, 07 April 2018 10:21 PM

    No leadership change, UNP heading for extinction.

    Dhammika Saturday, 07 April 2018 10:31 PM

    RIP - UNP .

    Godaya Saturday, 07 April 2018 10:43 PM

    Mahinda save Ranil again!

    KanKun Sunday, 08 April 2018 01:59 PM

    Yes for his own benefit

    The Sinopian Saturday, 07 April 2018 10:57 PM

    Catch dropped again

    Citizens Saturday, 07 April 2018 11:06 PM

    We knew this is what will happen

    Nandana Saturday, 07 April 2018 11:41 PM


    Surath Sunday, 08 April 2018 02:18 AM


    Harry Sunday, 08 April 2018 03:55 AM

    Diyawanna club "Vinoda Samaya' - Thopita Chuun! Apita hulang!!

    Sunil Sunday, 08 April 2018 05:28 AM

    Same old story. We always knew that this is how it's going to be. Ruin the country for another two years.

    SEBA Sunday, 08 April 2018 09:14 AM

    UNP MPs taken for a ride again by the leadership. To win the No Confidence Motion he promised to make changes and now he is singing a different song.

    Angoda Bakka Sunday, 08 April 2018 09:28 AM

    Ambalaya clings on to the honey pot, until he drops dead

    Nilame Sunday, 08 April 2018 09:54 AM

    Sorry backbenchers changing the leadership will not happen...RW once again cheated your guys..

    Misunderstood Sunday, 08 April 2018 11:24 AM

    Ranil and his bedroom Working Committee can decide. But we the voters too will decide. He prooved who he is and we are sad we thought he was Mr Clean.

    Unchikun Sunday, 08 April 2018 11:50 AM

    A sensible decision. The change in the leadership should come on the eve of an election.

    willowsd Sunday, 08 April 2018 11:50 AM

    This is good you can't changer everything overnight, change the top positions and once they are settled, then change the leader and face fresh 2020?

    Ishan Sunday, 08 April 2018 01:24 PM

    No backbone to UNP members they don't understand people 's wish RW cheat again. Range bandara betray for Cabinet minister. RIP UNP.

    mano Sunday, 08 April 2018 04:19 PM

    mangala samaraweera should lead the party.otherwise it would have a natural death soon

    Don Juwan Sunday, 08 April 2018 06:58 PM

    Some people have the suicidal tendency.I guess Ranil wishes to be ousted like Saddam Hussain, or Khaddafi.

    Dharmasena Yaddehige Sunday, 08 April 2018 06:58 PM

    Here we go again. Another false promise and silly, empty moves which are just an eyewash.

    A,R,M,Rafael, Sunday, 08 April 2018 08:46 PM

    More senior politician, MR Imthiyas Bakeer Marke, Marker, HAVE CAPABALITY TO MOVE " UNP"RUN THE PARTY, as public, we knew he HAVE the " ,pulse of the people from bottom, This we have identified , when he was MASS MEDIA. Minister,

    Ceylon Sunday, 08 April 2018 09:18 PM

    Change the leadership.ranil is using unp for to help his robery friends such as mahendra and mahendran and all other thieves.

    Ceylon Sunday, 08 April 2018 09:25 PM

    Unp decides???.who decided in unp???.90% unpiers decided long time ago to change leadership.

    Dhammika Sunday, 08 April 2018 09:55 PM

    UNP - On its way to become a DISGRACEFULL political entity in SL.

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