Ruwan Wijewardene to be UNP Deputy Leader: Ranil to lead until January
Ruwan Wijewardene has been appointed as the new Deputy Leader of the United National Party.
This was stated at a meeting of the UNP Working Committee held this evening.
The UNP Working Committee meeting was held this afternoon under the chairmanship of party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Today’s special focus was on appointing someone to the vacant post of Deputy Leader of the United National Party.
Ravi Karunanayake and Ruwan Wijewardena had contested today and a secret ballot was held to elect the Deputy Leader.
Ruwan Wijewardene received 28 votes while Ravi Karunanayake received only 10 votes.
Meanwhile, Vajira Abeywardena speaking to the media after the election said that Ranil Wickremesinghe will lead the UNP until next January.