UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara says the UNP Working Committee (WC) was split on the decision regarding UNP members attending the rally organised by the Bhikku Front this week.
Speaking at a media briefing today Bandara said that six members of the UNP Working Committee had felt the UNP members should be allowed to attend the rally where Sarath Fonseka was also a guest.
However he said that party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and two others had opposed it.
Bandara also said that he has still not received a letter from the UNP General Secretary saying that he has been suspended from the party pending a disciplinary inquiry for attending the rally.
The UNP MP said that his actions were not in violation of the party constitution and he will remain with the UNP.
Report by Indika Sri Aravinda