Aug 29, 2020

Tissa's chat with Ranil & Karu : Karu's membership card Featured

Tissa Attanayake, the National Organizer of Samagi Jana Balawegaya has held discussions with United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to unite the two parties, reports Deshaya weekend newspaper.

He has also met Karu Jayasuriya, who has been nominated as the new leader of UNP.

It is reported that the two discussions were held informally but no positive response was reported from either of them.

However, it is reported that MP Tissa Attanayake has voluntarily taken over the task of uniting the two parties due to the request of the majority.

It is also said that Sajith's faction does not have a political party as Samagi Jana Balawegaya is a non-party alliance.

Karu's UNP membership card 

Meanwhile, former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has taken steps to release his membership card to the media in response to a statement issued by former UNP MP Sandith Samarasinghe indicating that Jayasuriyawas not a member of the UNP.

In a statement issued by Jayasuriya’s Media unit, the veteran politician says that he is a lifetime member of the UNP as he has obtained the 1000M card in the year 2000.

The 1000M card is equal to a 50-year membership, the statement noted.

It also said that the party leaders at the time agreed that a further donation of Rs 11,000 at the time confirmed the lifetime membership.