Attanayake told the Colombo Gazette that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was among those who had urged him to resume his political career with the UNP.
Tissa Attanayake had backed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 2015 Presidential elections and stepped down from politics after Rajapaksa lost the election.
Last year Attanayake had said he was prepared to resume his political career and will do so only with the UNP. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya