All those in the UNP Parliamentarian group were required to contribute Rs. 5,000 on a monthly basis to the party fund.
In a statement, Sandith further said that attempts to portray Mr. Jayasuriya as a lifetime member of the party, were false and baseless.
He added that Mr. Jayasuriya's statement issued on Aug. 24 had also not mentioned that the latter was a member of the UNP.
“Nowhere in the statement issued by him did he mention that he is a member of the UNP,” Samarasinghe said.