Deputy Minister Earl Gunasekera is optimistic that no one could change Ranil Wickramasinghe’s leadership despite the adoption of a new UNP Constitution.
Addressing a media briefing in Peradeniya, the Deputy Minister said that after the conduct of the UNP Convention, Ranil Wickramasinghe along with Akila Kariyawasam and Anuradha of the Provincial Council held a news conference while Sajith Premadasa along with Buddhika Pathirana, Dayasiri and Talatha Athukorale held a separate news conference. This clearly displayed to the country, the rift within the party. Whatever changes were effected to the UNP, he said Ranil Wickramasinghe would be leader of the party until he lives. He forecast that Sajith may get an opportunity in another 20 years. He said he was concerned over the fate of the UNP.