SJB gives three options to UNP

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) led by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa today (26) gave two options for the United National Party (UNP) in order to resolve its present crisis.

SJB National Organiser, MP Tissa Attanayake said in Kandy that the people have expressed their sentiments about the UNP and that the party is now at zero.

“The UNP has only two options. The first is to allow Sajith Premadasa to lead the UNP without laying down any conditions. This will unite the party. The other option is for the UNP to also join the SJB alliance,” Attanayake observed.

He further noted that the SJB stands firmly with the UNP local government members who have been sacked by the party for supporting the SJB.

“These local government members supported the SJB since it was formed in line with a decision of the UNP Working Committee. The UNP needs to stop sidelining its members and sacking them, which in turn would further destroy the party,” Attanayake said, adding that legal action will be initiated challenging the expulsion of the UNP local government members from the party.

“We formed the SJB because we knew exactly what the party members as well as the grass roots required from us,” the MP added.