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Shiromi Abeysinghe

Former Minister and Member of Parliament Ruwan Wijewardene has been elected as the Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP). It is reported that he was selected for the position through a secret ballot held during the UNP’s Working Committee meeting held yesterday. Former Minister and UNP Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake had also contested for the position.

Former State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene had obtained 28 votes while Karunanayake had received 10 votes. Wijewardene had previously held the position of Deputy General Secretary in the UNP. The position of UNP Deputy Leader was previously held by incumbent Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, who was stripped of the post after he became the leader of the ‘Samagi Jana Balawegaya’ (SJB).

 

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