Deputy Minister Shantha Bandara says that he would never join the UNP.
He stated this during a media conference held in Colombo today in response to a statement made yesterday by Minister Lakshman Kiriella.
Addressing a public gathering held in Kandy, minister Kiriella said that he came to know through a SMS that Minister S.B. Navinna and deputy minister Shantha Bandara would join the UNP.
He also invited former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest from the Kurunegala district.