The Leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe is preparing to select suitable candidates for all the vacant posts in the party for a period of three months without a vote tomorrow (14th).

Arrangements have been made to hold a special working committee meeting of the party at the Sirikotha party headquarters on Monday morning.

Suitable persons are to be appointed to several posts including Deputy Leader, Chairman and Treasurer. According to party sources, Ruwan Wijewardene and Vajira Abeywardena are to contest for the post of Deputy Leader of the party. The party leadership has also decided to hold an election only if necessary. It is the responsibility of the elected Deputy Leader to expedite the recovery of all trade unions, media organizations, women’s organizations, intellectual organizations and other organizations in the party.

The vacancies will be filled by the end of December. The UNP has also decided to appoint the person who will be the Deputy Leader from the 1st of January.