Rumours rife over SJB members trying to join UNP

24 April 2020 10:49 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) which referred to reports that some of its candidates are trying to re join the United National Party (UNP), yesterday said the latter should not fish in troubled waters.

SJB candidate and former Non Cabinet Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe came out with this remark when journalists questioned him on the report which said some of SJB candidates were to rejoin the UNP.

“ We know how the UNP leaders get into deals with the government. Sometimes we wonder whether the UNP Leader is the Deputy Prime Minister. Therefore we would like to request the UNP not to fish in troubled waters,” he said. However the report was not denied.

Speculation was rife that some SJB candidates including ministers of the former government were to be back in the UNP fold. It was said some of them are already having discussions with the UNP leadership to re join the party. The Daily Mirror also learnt from sources close to UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe that six ministers and nine former MPs have begun a dialogue with the UNP leadership to re join the party.

A Former UNP deputy Minister who did not wish to be quoted said some SJB candidates have expressed their willingness to rejoin UNP but said it was doubtful if everyone will be accommodated. (Yohan Perera)


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  Comments - 5

  • Shiran fernando Friday, 24 April 2020 11:44 AM

    Ha ha ha, will Mr Premadasa and Mr Mangala also rejoin.

    Gamini Abheydeera Saturday, 25 April 2020 04:42 AM

    Sujeewa Serasinghe - the big talker have eat his own shit soon

    Priyanee Wijesekera Saturday, 25 April 2020 07:17 AM

    Is the SJB apool of "troubled waters"?

    Sunjith Perera Saturday, 25 April 2020 10:13 AM

    Clearly no one has faith in this new SJB party, not even its own members!

    Mario Tuesday, 28 April 2020 09:14 AM

    Wheeler Dealers in the UNP who ruined the party and it's victory in 2015 after been in Opposition for 20 yearsshould be sent home never to be in parliment again.

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