Ruwan Wijewardena open for discussions with SJB

Ruwan Wijewardena open for discussions with SJB

11 August 2020 08:22 am

Former parliamentarian Ruwan Wijewardena said the United National Party (UNP) has no problem with opening up discussions with Sajith Premadasa-led Samagi Jana Balawegaya for a unity, if the party agrees to it. 

"May we discuss with them as well in the future. If they too have a need to reunite with the United National Party, it can also be considered.

At the moment though, no invitation was made, nor did we go for it. But in future, do we need such discussion for the country, we would be ready for it. No problem with it," he said.

In response to a reporter's query whether he is ready to accept party leadership, Wijewardena said that he would be ready to accept the leadership and build the party, if the Working Committee, as well as all the members, agrees to hand him over the position.