The invitation of the new UNP Deputy Leader is optimistic. It is doubtful whether it is a statement of the party - Tissa Attanayake

The invitation of the new UNP Deputy Leader is optimistic. It is doubtful whether it is a statement of the party - Tissa Attanayake

16 September 2020 02:05 pm

United National Party (UNP) MP Tissa Attanayake says that he is ready to accept the statement made by the Deputy Leader of the UNP Ruwan Wijewardena that the Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is ready to cooperate with the SJB.

Tissa Attanayake points out that this statement was published through the media and is not an official invitation and it is not clear whether the Deputy Leader's opinion is the opinion of the party or not. He further stated that the Samagi Jana Balawega is ready to discuss the matter if the UNP invites it as a party with the consent of the UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

He says that the UNP members had sent a message to the party leadership at the last general election that the leadership of the party should be changed and that the UNP leadership has still failed to understand that message. However, the Member of Parliament points out that he is ready to respond positively considering the views of the new Deputy Leader.