Former UNP Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday scotched speculation that he was planning to leave the UNP.
?There has never been, and there is not now, any question of my leaving the United National Party, of which I remain an active member,? Prof. Peiris told the media.
?During the last few days there has been a great deal of speculation in the media, which required a response from me,? he said.
He said that soon after the Presidential election, the President requested his assistance with regard to the peace process.
?With the knowledge and the fullest support of the leader of the United National Party, I acceded to this request. This was done specially in my capacity as a member of the United National Party, and as a member of Parliament of that party,? he said.