UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera is expected to join the government today, well informed sources told the Colombo Gazette.
Jayasekera is expected to formally crossover to the government benches in Parliament.
Sources also said that he is expected to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.
Jayasekera is expected to resign from his parliament seat and contest the North Western Provincial Council polls with the government.
The UNP MP who had been a strong critic of UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had met the President on an earlier occasion as well.
However subsequently he had met Wickremesinghe and UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake to discuss his concerns regarding the party.
Attanayake had said the meeting was “routine” and said there as no indication Jayasekera was to leave the UNP. (Colombo Gazette)