Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka opposition party leader to hand over Uva PC election to Sajith Premadasa - report
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 01:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 20, Colombo: The leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) is to immediately appoint the party senior Sajith Premadasa as the deputy leader and entrust him with the operations of the Uva provincial council election, a local media report said.

According to a report in Sri Lanka Mirror, the UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe intends to appoint Premadasa to spearhead the campaign in Moneragala district while Chairman of UNP Leadership Council Karu Jayasuriya will be assigned to supervise election activities in Badulla district.

Reportedly UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake and former UNP chairman Malik Samarawickrema had largely backed the appointment of Premadasa as the deputy leader once again and Jayasuriya also has supported the decision.

Sources close to the party said that the UNP Leader will make a proposal to the party' Working Committee to appoint Premadasa as deputy leader in a bid to unite the party as a formidable force against the Rajapaksa government before the Uva Provincial Council elections and there will be no opposition to it.

The Working Committee is expected to meet soon to appoint Premadasa to the deputy leader post and decide on the powers to be vested upon him.

The report also said that several government MPs and Ministers, who are currently engaged in discussions with the Opposition Leader, have urged Wickremasinghe to demonstrate the unity of UNP by reintroducing Sajith Premadasa to active politics in the party.

The appointment of Premadasa to the post to unite the party is expected to revive the UNP which sees the Uva PC election as a turning point to rally the support of the public to defeat the current Rajapaksa administration.

Speaking at a recent meeting, Wickremasinghe called on the people in the Uva Province to strengthen the UNP and fire the first shot at defeating the President Mahinda Rajapaksa's rule.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka main opposition to appoint Sajith Premadasa as deputy leader - report

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka cabinet approves establishing a Centre of Excellence on Ocean Sciences
-- [26 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank acquires 51 percent stake of micro finance company
-- [45 minutes ago]
Indian Coast Guard arrests 12 Sri Lankan fishermen
-- [1 hour and 10 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka has fulfilled most of its responsibilities towards country's children - President
-- [1 hour and 54 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka best place in South Asia for old people
-- [2 hours ago]
US$ 70 million French aid to Sri Lanka for water supply system improvement and energy saving project
Sri Lankan President congratulates top winners of Grade Five Scholarship
Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka announces new electricity rates
Minister denies receiving resignation letter from Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to UK
Sri Lanka to mark World Children's Day tomorrow

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.