Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) was an alliance which includes UNP, therefore, UNP members need not be reluctant to join, its leader Sajith Premadasa said today.
Mr Premadasa was speaking in Mawanella said that no one in the UNP would lose his/her membership if they joined the SJB as it was an alliance which included the UNP as well.
“We formed this alliance with the approval of the UNP Working Committee. This was not formed according to our whims and fancies but with the approval of the Working Committee. Therefore do not be afraid thinking you will lose your UNP membership if you joined the SJB,” Mr Premadasa said.
“I don’t have to obtain tuition on elephant symbol and the UNP. My father died while organizing the UNP May Day procession. He was so loyal to the party. Therefore there is no need for anyone to teach me -his son-the value of the UNP as a political entity,” he added.