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Working Commity Decisions 2011 January 13th

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UNP_logo_2(1)  UNP will not entertain members from other parties to contest the forthcoming local government elections under the party's “elephant symbol"Also party had decided not to allow members from other parties to contest the local government elections under the elephant symbol following the decision of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and several Tamil MPs to cross over to the governing party.

The SLMC and several Tamil politicians contested the last general election under the UNP banner and a few months later they crossed over to the government.

(2) UNP would contest in all 303 local government bodies.(for all Provinces)


(3) UNP appointed a National nomination board for forthcoming local  govt elections

Members of the nomination board:

  • Hon Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe.
  • Hon Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya
  • Hon Chairman Gamini Jayawickrama Perera
  • Hon General Secretary Tissa Attanayake
  • Hon. Joseph Michel Perera
  • Hon John Amarathunga
  • Hon Amara Piyaseeli Rathnayake
  • Hon Sajith Premadasa
  • Hon Ravi Karunanayake
  • Hon DM Swaminathan
  • Hon Kabir Hashim


(4) During the selection process, the party is to give prominence to members without any disciplinary charges or inquiries during their last term in the respective bodies, professionals, youth, and women.