Jan 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has decided to discuss the request made by Southern Provincial Councilor Maithri Gunaratne to allow him and Western Provincial Councilor Shiral Lakthilleka to rejoin the party.
Gunaratne and Lakthilleka were sacked from the party after they were accused of violating the party constitution and directives.
Gunaratne has written to the UNP Leadership Council requesting that he and Lakthilleka be given back their memberships and allow them to contest the provincial council elections scheduled to be held this year.
Member of the Leadership Council, parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said that Gunaratne has requested for a meeting with the Council to discuss his request.
He noted that Gunaratne has expressed his interest in contesting under the UNP at the Southern Provincial Council elections and the Leadership Council will discuss and decide on the request.