The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) must understand that its members may lose their membership in United National Party (UNP) because its constitution states that UNPers cannot obtain the membership of another party, former UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara said today.
He told a news conference that the SJB has actually formed another party instead of an alliance and being more or less a political party those who join it could lose their membership in the UNP.
"I am prepared to hold a public debate with SJB leader Sajith Premadasa," he said adding that he would prove everything that had taken place in public recently where the UNP and the SJB was concerned.
Former MP Daya Gamage said we still hope that the two groups would resolve their issues and contest the general election as a united front.
He said he would contest the election from the Colombo District while his wife former MP Anoma Gamage will contest from the Digamadulla District.
Incidentally, Mr Gamage contested the 2015 election from Digamadulla while his wife entered Parliament through the national list. (Yohan Perera)