The United National Party says no persons accused of abusing or assaulting children will be given the party membership.
Deputy Leader of the UNP Ruwan Wijewardana said those involved in child abuse and other criminal activities should be punished irrespective of their ranks.
Speaking during a media briefing today, Ruwan Wijewardene said all persons involved in such heinous crimes should be punished.
He said anyone found guilty of such crimes will be expelled from the UNP.
UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardana noted that irrespective of political affiliations, all individuals who are accused of such crimes should be brought to book.