Mr Fernando to be offered the post of Party's deputy leader


Plans are afoot to appoint provincial council member elect Harin Fernando to a national level post in the UNP, party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said yesterday.

Mr. Attanayake said at a media briefing that the party’s National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was planning to hand over some important jobs to Mr. Fernando.

He said the only post in the party that was vacantat present was that of deputy leader which the leader had already promised to Mr. Sajith Premadasa. However, he said, other posts would fall vacant by December 31 and Mr. Fernando would be appointed to one of those positions.

However, he said Mr. Fernando would be the Opposition Leader of the Uva Provincial Council as he had received the highest number of preferential votes at the elections.