After days of bickering, the United National Party (UNP) resolved today to nominate its deputy leader Sajith Premadasa as the presidential candidate, party sources said.
UNP leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with the party seniors at Temple Trees. It was attended by General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, National Organiser Navin Dissanayake, Chairman Kabir Hashim, Mr. Premadasa and Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne.
His name for candidacy will be proposed by Mr. Wickremesinghe at the party’s working committee meeting in the evening today. (Kelum Bandara)