During today's United National Party working Committee meeting it was decided that the election of party office bearers for the year 2013 would take place subsequent to the 10th of January next year.
Accordingly the positions including the office of the deputy party leader and national organiser would be appointed utilizing the same mechanism.
Recently a resolution was adopted during the UNP convention to extend the parties' leadership tenure by 6 years.
The leadership of the party remains responsible for the election of the party General Secretary as well as Treasurer.
During today's party working committee meeting it was decided that the enrolment of new party members would commence after the 07th of January.
Meanwhile followed by the recently held 54th party convention of the UNP, the party memberships of 6 pradeshiya sabha members were suspended.
General Secretary of the United National Party MP Thissa Aththaneyeke expressed the following views regarding the proceedings of today's party working committee meeting.