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The United National Party (UNP) today nominated its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to be appointed the Opposition Leader of Parliament despite a request by a section of the party to offer it to presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, an official said.

According to the procedure, the post is offered to someone from the single largest party in the opposition. The UNP has become eligible for it after it stepped down from the government.

UNP General Secretary MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam informed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in writing that his party nominated Mr. Wickremesinghe as the Opposition Leader. He also requested the Speaker to arrange facilities in the parliamentary complex accordingly. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Karu Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:04 PM

    So smooth for the new parliament and not so smooth within the party

    Anmanpan Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:04 PM

    Time for Sajith and company to decamp. The UNP will be a party that also ran in the next presidential elections.

    Scooby Doo Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:07 PM

    I can even digest the news that Gota has been released from court cases but I can't digest this.

    Recaz Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:09 PM

    As planned.. A well master plan to divide the UNP further... just can't imagine such a blow to the UNP team..

    sas Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:10 PM

    Srilanka's eternal opposition leader.

    Asitha Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:10 PM

    Now he will get that brand New BMW he gave Mahinda this year...

    Samson Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:11 PM

    You have disgraced and killed the UNP. You should get out and allow someone else not Sajith to take the leadership

    Crackers Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:11 PM

    Do you hear the people sing? Crackers are pretty loud too

    Mahinda Gunaweera Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:14 PM

    Good for Ranil not for the UNP

    The End Thursday, 21 November 2019 02:14 PM

    End of UNp and disaster - Sajith / Karu come on..

    Nalaka Thursday, 21 November 2019 03:06 PM

    He is always the WINNER.... What a tragedy....

    Perumal Thursday, 21 November 2019 03:07 PM

    Everyone despised him. Everyone disowned him. Everyone was ashamed to admit having voted for him. But still he was either the PM or the Opposition Leader who was privileged to preside over the disintegration of UNP.

    Bandula Thursday, 21 November 2019 04:11 PM

    So that new BMW was bought for himself knowing that he was going to say he was going to be PM under Sajith. Good planning

    Berty de Saram Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:17 PM

    99% f the UNPers and 75% of the MPs oppose this move yet this Akila fellow says '..his party nominated RW as ...blah blahblah.It is time to chase this clique out of UNP once and for all OR Sajith should form a new party and chase these leeches from politics for good on coming elections


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