ECONOMYNEXT – The Members of Parliament from the UNP-led United National Front unanimously agreed to appoint former Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara as the General Secretary of the alliance today when they met at the Parliament premises.
MP Harsha de Silva told EconomyNext that Bandara was nominated by Alliance Leader Sajith Premadasa.
“This is a very good development and now the Leader of the Alliance and the Secretary posts are sealed,” de Silva said.
He went on to say that the UNP Working Committee needs to ratify the appointment “but I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t” he added.
Party Leader and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was also present at the meeting and supported Premadasa’s choice.
The UNP continues to be split down the middle between the Premadasa faction and the Wickremesinghe faction. (Colombo, February 5, 2020)