Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had instructed the United National Party (UNP) MPs not to hold media conference s without the permission of party seniors, informed sources said yesterday.
He had given these instructions when he met the UNP parliamentary group at Parliamentary complex last evening.
A UNP MP who attended the group meeting told Daily mirror that Prime Minister had said one could seek his approval before holding any press conference. Also he has said MPs should inform either Leader of the House, Chief government whip, General Secretary of UNP before holding a media briefing if the party leader is not available.
Also he had informed the parliamentary group that efforts are being made to get the petitioners to withdraw the petitions they have filed against the local government delimitation committee.
He had told the MPs to work towards making UNP victorious at the up coming local government election. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)