An elated S. B. Dissanayake yesterday (17) said that his first task after leaving prison would be to work for the improvement of the UNP.
Making a statement prior to leaving the Merchant`s Ward of the Colombo National Hospital, the former minister and heavyweight in both the SLFP and the UNP said he was very happy with the story and his pictures published in yesterday`s The Island. He said he wished to thank President Mahinda Rajapakse once more for pardoning him.
When asked whether he would quit the UNP, he said he had no such intention and added that the book he had written prison would reveal his life in jail.
Security was provided to him in the hospital ward but he continued to talk to a number of people on his mobile phone and a number of his friends and supporters came to see him almost one after another while he was collecting his things to leave the ward.