The war in North cannot be won, the president Mahinda Rajapakse has told to a senior UNP MP whom the President contacted twice over the phone to invite him to join the government.
The said UNP MP who represents an Upcountry electorate held a portfolio in former Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe`s cabinet.
The President has said to the MP that the LTTE possesses an unbelievable stock of weapons and he has invited the MP to join him to watch a video on that subject.
When the MP asked if Prabakara is dead, the President had retorted negative.
In responseto the President`s invitation, the UNP MP had told that individual joining would not make change in political path as no such change took place when a group of 17 MPs with Mr. Karu Jayasuriya joined the government. Instead, the government should join with the UNP giving the UNP leader a top post under a common political programme, the MP had told. However, the President had not responded to that request.