UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera has not informed the UNP that he is leaving the party to join the government, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said.Attanayake said the he had met the UNP MP and yet there was no such indication. He noted that on the contrary Jayasekera had dismissed media reports that he was planning on leaving the UNP. However Attanayake had one advice to give anyone thinking of joining the government.“That (the government) is part of a sinking ship. Sp anyone joining the government must be ready to sink,” he said. There were reports that Jayasekera had met President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week and may join the government to contest the upcoming provincial council elections. (Colombo Gazette) “There were some media reports that he was joining the government but he has not said anything to us. I saw some reports where he had said he will never join the government,” Attanayake said.