Palitha Range Bandara will continue as general secretary of the UNP this year.
He has been reappointed to the position by party leader, president Ranil Wickremesinghe.
With Bandara presently unwell, his appointment letter was received by the party’s CEO Shamal Senarath at Sirikotha.
The term of the UNP’s office-bearers ended on 31 December.
As per the party constitution, the leader should appoint the general secretary and the treasurer.
The other officials are appointed by the working committee.
In the meantime, Wickremesinghe has decided to appoint a leadership council to prepare the party for national elections.