Shiromi Abayasinghe and Colombo Central Group Corr. Ariyaratne Ganegoda
UNP General Secretary Palitha Ranga Bandara said that 16 Local Government (LG) members who supported the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) have re-joined the party yesterday (14).
“Ten members representing the Gampola Urban Council, three members representing the Kandy Municipal Council and three members representing the Uva Province Pradeshiya Sabhas have joined the UNP,” the UNP Secretary General said.
The General Secretary also said that all the members representing the SJB in the Gampola Urban Council have joined the UNP. He said that the group of councillors will hold a public press conference and reveal the details of their decision.
Range Bandara further stated that a number of LG members representing the SJB have requested to rejoin the UNP and those requests are being considered.