The UNP Working Committee today (18) has not finalized the party reforms, but decided to hold the party convention in December and to present the final party reforms to it.
The Working Committee met at the party headquarters Sirikotha today morning.
The committee had not discussed the much anticipated party reforms in detail, as there were certain issues that needed to be addressed with regard to senior posts in the party. Therefore it was decided to inform the members of the final reforms within 10 days and to present them to the party convention in December.
Party Secretary Tissa Attanayake told the media that the Working Committee had also decided to cancel the party memberships of parliamentarians Abdul Cader, Manusha Nanayakkara, Upekha Swarnamali and Nimal Wijesinghe, who supported the 18th Amendment in parliament and crossed over to the government.
However, the Working Committee was also informed of the notice received by the Colombo District Court on the injunction obtained by UNP MPs Earl Gunasekera and Lakshman Seneviratne.
Meanwhile, the Working Committee at today’s meeting had also decided to launch a programme called ‘Grama Charika’ aimed at taking the party policies to the grassroots level.