Oct 31, Colombo: A suspended member of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has threatened to take legal action against the party for its decision to suspend him.
UNP Western Provincial Councilor Shiral Lakthilleka has said that he would take legal action against the party's Working Committee for deciding to suspend him from the party.
He has said that a response would be sent by him to the party's disciplinary committee.
According to Lakthilleka, he would resort to legal action if the disciplinary committee fails to give him a fair hearing.
The UNP Working Committee yesterday decided to suspend the membership of party members including three parliamentarians who had attended a political rally this month in violation of a party decision.
The Working Committee has decided to suspend the memberships of MPs Palitha Range Bandara, Palitha Thewarapperuma and Ashok Abeysinghe, Provincial Councilors Shiral Lakthilaka and Maithri Gunarathne after they defied a ban and attended an anti-government rally led by former Army Commander and Democratic National Alliance leader Sarath Fonseka.