The United National Party was a party which gave the country the Senanayakes and they could never endorse the action taken to deny a national list slot to Rukman Senanayake, the Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter the Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera said yesterday.
Individuals such as Rukman Senanayake should be in the UNP and he should be given an opportunity by the party leadership to make a contribution, the Mahanayake Thera said.
The prelate made these observation when he received Gampaha District UNP MP Ruwan Wijewardena at the Malwatte Viharaya.
He said the people at the recent election had placed their trust in young politicians and returned a large number of youth to Parliament. It was his hope that they would live up to voters expectations.
The Ven Thera said he had learnt of the service rendered to the public by Ruwan Wijewardena through the media and added that young Parliamentarians should take cognisance of the changing needs of the people from time to time and act accord