UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya who was reappointed to the working committee of the party last week has decided not to accept the membership at this stage informed sources told Colombo Telegraph.
As the crisis in the main opposition party deepens with the reformist Sajith Premadasa faction insisting on removal of Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe Jayasuriya has decided not to accept the appointment to the UNP Working Committee since many others have been expelled from the body and only he is being reinstated.
He has agreed to work for the UNP without new positions the sources said.
Jayasuriya has communicated this to Ranil Wickremesinghe.
It was earlier speculated that Jayasuriya would be given more responsibility in the UNP after his reappointment.
The next UNP Working Committee meeting will be on October 7.
Sajith Premadasa is also no longer a member of the UNP Working Committee after he was not reappointed by Wickremesinghe as Deputy Leader this year as mandated in the party constitution.