United National Party Kurunegala District Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara decides to sit as an Independent MP in Parliament.
Giving a statement to the media today, Mr. Jayasekara said before five months had lapsed after the conduct of the General Election, the UNP had lost 14 of its Parliamentarians. The decline in the number of UNP Parliamentarians to 43 within a short period is a major setback for the Party. Dayasiri Jayasekara said he is very much disillusioned over this latest development and is really hurt. If the Party is not immediately re-organised, he opined that no one can prevent more members ditching the Party. As such the crisis within the party should be sorted out within a week. If not he has warned that he would sit as an Independent MP in Parliament. He revealed that many UNP Members were prepared to follow suit.