The UNP working Committee approval has been given for temporarily suspending the party membership of UNP MPs who participated in the United Bhikku Front rally organised on the 18th of this month.
This decision was taken at the working committee meeting held yesterday chaired by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.
While MPs Palitha Rangey Bandaara, Paalitha Thevarapperuma, Asok Abeysinghe and Provincial Councillor Shiraal Laktilaka and Maithri Gunaratna would lose their membership they will also lose all privileges.
Meanwhile it was also decided at the working committee meeting yesterday to appoint acting organisers for the Matugama and Chilaw electorates.
Earlier MP Paalitha Thevarapperuma served as organiser of the Matugama electorate but will be replaced by UNP MP Ajith P. Perera.
MP Paalitha Rangey Badara who served as UNP organiser of the Chilaw electorate was replaced by MP Niroshan Perera.