The long-awaited reorganizing of the UNP has concluded with top positions of the party announced. With that list of names, the party’s name too, should have been changed, journalists say.
According to them, the party’s name should have been changed to the United Royalist Party, or URP.
It is all past pupils of Royal College, Colombo who were appointed the leader, deputy leader, assistant leader, general secretary, national organizer and chairman.
When talking about reorganizing the UNP, it was said the party would be taken to the village. But, in the end, it has been entrusted to Colombo 07. General secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam spoke about taking Sirikotha to the village, but the party has now been handed over to a Royal College gang.