Several UNP MPs have threatened to sit as independent members in parliament if the party crisis is not resolved by next week.
The parliamentarians have said that time has already been wasted and a solution to the party crisis was now crucial.
Following the defection of six UNP MPs to the government, 25 UNP legislators signed a letter and handed it over to Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to summon a an urgent meeting to discuss the party’s future.
UNP parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera told the media today (10) that several UNP MPs including him would sit independently in parliament if the party crisis is not resolved by next week.
“Enough is enough. For years we have been talking about revamping the party and no one is doing anything. This is a never ending problem for all the UNP supporters and members. We urge the leader to have a have a quick and urgent solution,” Jayasekera has been quoted as saying.
The UNP is to now meet on Tuesday (14) and the meeting is to take place between UNP Leader Wickremesinghe and several UNP members who have been calling for an end to the leadership crisis.