Sajith Premadasa Walks Out Of UNP Working Committee Meeting Amidst Disagreements Over Party Symbol

February 10, 2020

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and his supporters walked out of the UNP Working Committee meeting after a chaotic session this evening.

Although the Working Committee approved Ranjith Madduma Bandara's appointment as the General Secretary of the proposed UNP-led alliance, disagreements prevailed over the party symbol.

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe maintained that the party should contest the election under the elephant symbol. He was supported by MP Range Bandara and several others.

However, Premadasa said all the affiliated parties have decided to contest under a system and their wish should be accommodated.

As the meeting saw no agreement, Premadasa and his supporters walked out of the session.

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