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Ruwan Wijewardene elected Deputy Leader of UNP

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Former State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene was elected Deputy Leader at a secret ballot today.

UNP Legal Secretary Nissanka Nanayakkara told journalists that a secret ballot was conducted when both Mr. Wijewardene and Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake informed the working committee that they would contest for the post.

Mr. Wijewardene was apparently elected as the Deputy Leader with a majority of 18 votes. Accordingly, Mr. Wijewardene polled 28 votes while Mr. Karunanayake polled 10 votes.

It was reported that Former Ministers Navin Dissanayake and Vajira Abeywardene did not contest for the Deputy Leader's post. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Sri Wickrema Monday, 14 September 2020 06:39 PM

    There wont be any difference.

    Farieze Monday, 14 September 2020 06:42 PM

    Another lame duck

    Sunil Monday, 14 September 2020 07:10 PM

    What a good decision. After all who needs a world renowned bank robber to be the deputy leader?

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Monday, 14 September 2020 07:12 PM

    Why secret ballot?

    Bandara Monday, 14 September 2020 07:15 PM

    This is one of the best decisions that the UNP has ever taken. He should be the next leader of the party.

    sam silva Monday, 14 September 2020 07:35 PM

    If RK was elected it would have been a another disaster.

    Potuwa Tokka Amaray Monday, 14 September 2020 07:36 PM

    He is a close relation of Ranil. Ok now they cannot blame Avalanche family tree, Ranil also following the same. Shame... Shame...

    Bruce Toxzan Monday, 14 September 2020 07:41 PM

    Worst part is Ranil will remain the top position till January 2021. Who knows after that also he will extend until death.

    Berty Fonseka Monday, 14 September 2020 07:45 PM

    Anyway Ruwan cannot do anything for another 20 years, by that time he will be too old and Ranil will be in the hell.

    Sha Monday, 14 September 2020 07:51 PM

    Uncles Nephews Party (UNP)

    ROHAN JOHNPILLAI Monday, 14 September 2020 07:55 PM

    Congrats, now kick the guts out of the SLPP and enable the UNP to get back to its rightful place. All the best. Cheers, R. J.

    Gayan Monday, 14 September 2020 08:00 PM

    The democratic (but unelected by people) family tree.


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