Dayasiri, Ranil, Tissa meet

UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera had talks with UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said.

Attanayake said that the talks focused on the upcoming provincial council elections, particularly the elections in the North Western province.

The UNP General Secretary said the discussion was a “routine” discussion between party leader and party member.

The meeting comes amidst report Jayasekera was not happy in the UNP and may join the government.

Attanayake said recently the he had met the UNP MP and yet there was no such indication.

He noted that on the contrary Jayasekera had dismissed media reports that he was planning on leaving the UNP.

However Attanayake had one advice to give anyone thinking of joining the government.

“That (the government) is part of a sinking ship. Sp anyone joining the government must be ready to sink,” he said recently.

There were reports that Jayasekera had met President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well and may join the government to contest the upcoming provincial council elections. (Colombo Gazette)

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