Sri Lanka, Sept. 15 -- Newly appointed United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said today he was prepared to work with the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) when it came to the activities in the opposition.

He said this after participating in religious observances at the Gangarama Temple in Hunupitiya.

"SJB members were originally from the UNP. Some of them have been talking to me during the past few days and I am prepared to work with them in the future," Mr. Wijewardene said. "My priority is to bring back the UNPs glory days and give it a new outlook. I will have a dialogue with all concerned to unite the party once more."

Mr. Wijewardene said he would have a discussion with Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake and get his...