By Kelum Bandara
The United National Party (UNP) has appointed a committee known as the ‘Group 20 or G20’ to steer the party’s campaign at an upcoming presidential election, party officials said yesterday.
In addition to UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, the G20 includes all members of the Leadership Council. Those in the G20 include MPs Joseph Michael Perera, John Amaratunga, Palitha Range Bandara, Thalata Athukorale, Asoka Abeysinghe, Ranjith Madduma Bandara, P. Harrison, Eran Wickramaratne, Ajith P. Perera, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Rosy Senanayake, Wasantha Aluvihare and the Uva Provincial Council Opposition Leader Harin Fernando.
Party sources said the G20 had so far met on two occasions and it would meet again on October 17 to discuss political strategies to be adopted at a national election. Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya is the Vice President of the G20.
The appointments were made at the previous Working Committee meeting.
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