Ranil - Karu - Sajith To Meet Next Week To Seek Final Solution To UNP Leadership Crisis As Parliamentary Group Meeting Ends Without Result

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa are expected to meet next week to work out a solution for the leadership crisis in the main opposition party.

The parliamentary group of the party could not arrive at a final solution yesterday on the proposed leadership change.

However, when the majority of MP group members took an unofficial vote on the new leadership of the party, 52 out of 77 members voted in support of Sajith Premadasa.

At the time the vote was taken, UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and several others were not present at the meeting.

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