A group of UNP provincial councillors protested against Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa at a UNP meeting held in Ratnapura.
Candidates contesting at the provincial council election this time from the Ratnapura District and party activists participated in this meeting chaired by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinhge.
A group of candidates contesting at the Sabaragamuwa provincial council including Hasitha Muhandiram and Siripala Kiriella had thus protested against a statement Sajith Premadasa had made at the meeting.
On this occasion these councillors had pointed out that Sajith Premadasa should not make statements that obstruct party unity when election is imminent.
Similarly they requested MP Sajith Premadasa to unite with party leadership and work for party victory.
A senior party leader told our news team that on this occasion a heated verbal exchange took place between provincial council candidates and Sajith Premadasa.
Finally it had been possible to contain the contentious situation through the intervention of Ranil Wickremesinghe and other MPs present there.