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‘Final decision on UNP reforms on April 26’

‘Final decision on UNP reforms on April 26’

The UNP committee appointed to propose party reforms yesterday decided that the final decision in this regard will be made on April 26.

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the decision was made when the UNP working committee met the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday at Temple Trees.

The discussion was based on internal reforms, restructuring the party, changing portfolios, forming new positions, celebrating May Day and making changes in the party policy.

Deputy Leader Sajith Premadhasa, Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake and the committee members participated in the meeting.

Minister Kariyawasam said that even though members expressed their opinions on restructuring the party, no final decision was made yesterday and decided to make a final decision on April 26.

Furthermore, the members discussed forming new positions as national organisers and political campaign staff. The Minister affirmed that the recruitment will not harm anyone, and it will be a democratic decision-making process.

He said the members also exchanged views about the main policy changes that need to be made within the party.

He said swift measures related to changing of party policies and forming of new positions will be taken in to reform the party before April 30.

They also discussed the manner the voting will be conducted for the positions of General Secretary, Treasurer and Chairman of the party.

General Secretary Kabir Hashim, Party Chairman Malik Samarawickrema and Treasurer Eran Wickremarathne had already resigned from their positions to bring in reforms in the party,

The Minister further said that the members also discussed the May Day celebrations and it was decided that the theme for this year will be, “Honor the workers”.

(Daily News)

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