Colombo, Dec 06 (BAN/ AD): As decided by former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Deputy Leader parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa is appointed as the Leader of the Opposition in parliament.
Meeting was held on Thursday at the UNP headquarters Sirikotha where decision was taken. On 2 occasions group of UNP parliamentarians had requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to appoint the defeated presidential candidate MP Sajith Premadasa as the Leader of the Opposition.
On Thursday the party's parliamentary group had been summoned at the party headquarters Sirikotha to arrive at a final decision. Unanimously it was decided to appoint Sajith Premadasa as the Leader of the Opposition. It is due to be approved at the next Working Committee meeting.