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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

UNP decides on new appointments to top positions in the party

Colombo, 26 April, (

The Politburo of the United National Party (UNP) yesterday has decided on the new appointments to the top positions in the party.

The UNP Politburo discussed extensively on the main office-bearers when it met for the second consecutive day yesterday.

The meeting headed by Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe commenced at 5 pm and lasted until about 7.30 pm at Temple Trees.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is likely to remain as the Party Leader while changes have been proposed to several top ranks of the party.

Furthermore, in yesterday’s meeting, UNP politburo named Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam as the General Secretary of the party, while Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake was named the UNP National Organizer. Minister Kabir Hashim, the former General Secretary of the party, was named party Chairman.

State Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva was named as the Treasurer of the party while Ruwan Wijewardene was appointed the Deputy General Secretary and State Minister Ajith P. Perera the Trade Union Secretary. Minister Sajith Premadasa will remain as the Deputy Leader while Ravi Karunanayake will continue as Assistant Leader.

The party members appointed to the other positions are expected to be announced today.

- Asian Tribune -

UNP decides on new appointments to top positions in the party
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