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Sri Lanka`s UNP to elect office bearers by consensus

The working committee of Sri Lanka`s main opposition United National Party (UNP) has agreed to elect its all office bearers by consensus, party officials said on Monday.



Colombo: The working committee of Sri
Lanka`s main opposition United National Party (UNP) has agreed
to elect its all office bearers by consensus, party officials
said on Monday.

"After long deliberations and expression of views by
the working committee members it was decided to appoint all
office bearers by consensus," said party general secretary
Tissa Attanayake.

Further deliberations on the decision would be carried
out in continuation of the working committee sessions
tomorrow, Attanayake added.

Party sources said beleaguered UNP leader Ranil
Wickremesoinghe told the session that he would opt for an
election to seek re-election as the leader and he would face
any challenger.

The supporters of Sajith Premadasa, who is being
backed by a section to oust Wickremesinghe, at that stage
opposed the move saying consensus option was best.

The UNP in December had adopted a resolution to
appoint office bearers through an electoral college.

The move was seen as a triumph for Premadasa and his
followers who repeatedly blame Wickremesinghe for continuous
electoral defeats the UNP suffered since 1994.

PTI

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