The UNP gave sufficient time to the dissidents who joined the other political parties to return to the UNP. But they have once again ignored that request. About 102 UNP senior members were expelled from the UNP two days ago, said UNP General Secretary and former MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. He was speaking to the media at Kuliyapitiya, Kurunegala yesterday.
“The UNP has initiated disciplinary hearings against another 48 people for breaching party rules and regulations and their memberships too would be cancelled shortly if found guilty. About 200 UNP members who are now functioning as Local Body councillors too are reported to have violated the party code and hence and their party membership too would be cancelled by the UNP Working Committee if they are proved to have violated the Party rules,” the UNP General Secretary said.