Ranil Wickremesinghe to step down as UNP leader

Aug 10, 2020 (LBO) – Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to step down as the leader of the United National Party, General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

Kariyawasam said his name as well as the names of Ravi Karunanayake, Vajira Abeywardena, and Daya Gamage were nominated for the leadership.

The final decision regarding the leadership is to be made at a working committee meeting later. He added that the former parliamentarian Navin Dissanayake has decided to support the new party leader.