Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has been reinstated in the working committee of the United National Party as a member directly appointed by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe under the powers vested in him.
Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is able to appoint 20 working committee members directly under the powers vested with him, while the working committee in total comprises of 85 members.
Accordingly 17 members have been appointed by Wickremesinghe thus far while Sajith Premadasa’s appointment would count as the 18th appointment.
Earlier Sajith Premadasa was represented in the working committee of the UNP since he was the parties’ deputy leader.
Subsequent to being removed as Deputy Party leader Premadasa was removed from the parties working committee.