Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara
25 Apr, 2018 | 7:45 pm
The United National Party’s Political Council has decided to appoint Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam as the party’s new General Secretary. When contacted by News1st, Minister Kariyawasam said that Minister Kabir Hashim has been appointed as Chairman of the UNP.
Minister Kariyawasam added that Minister Navin Dissanayake has been appointed as the party’s new National Organiser while Minister Sajith Premadasa will continue to hold the position of Deputy Leader. MP Ravi Karunanayake was appointed to the post of Assistant Leader.
The decisions were reached when the UNP Political Council convened at Temple Trees this evening under the auspices of Party Leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Minister Kariyawasam noted that the decisions were reached with a majority agreement of the political council of the UNP.
The decisions are to be submitted to the Working Committee that will convene tomorrow (April 26th). The remaining vacant positions will be filled following the working committee meeting.
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