The United National Party (UNP) is likely to have a new general secretary when it marks its upcoming anniversary, adaderana.lk said quoting political sources.
Agreement has reportedly been reached to appoint Ravi Karunanayake, former finance minister, to the position.
UNP seniors are of the view that he is the only person with the ability to revive the party back to its former strength.
A minority is opposed to the idea as they fear Karunanayake will become much closer to the leadership.
Meanwhile, reliable sources said an amendment to the party constitution is planned to confine the position of general secretary to administrative affairs at party headquarters 'Sirikotha', with a suitable person appointed.
At the same time, Karunanayake is to be tasked with the prime responsibility of a proposed UNP-led alliance with other parties.