Oct 09, Colombo: The General Secretary of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake says that party members interested in leading the party should show their eligibility to take over the party leadership.
Attanayake said that party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has expressed his willingness to hand over the party leadership to any party member who could prove eligibility to hold the post and bring victory to the party while keeping the party united.
"Members should set examples and prove that they are eligible for party leadership. The party leader is willing to step down if there is such a person," Attanayake made a public statement to the media.
The General Secretary said that Wickremasinghe has emphasized the importance of uniting the party at the Working Committee meeting on Monday.
Attanayake also added that while everyone is focused on the disputes and clashes within the UNP, the government has made arrangements to get approval for a "casino bill" in parliament.