He says he will officially make the invitation when he assumes duties in his position at Sirikotha on May 07.
Kariyawasam was speaking to some of those party deserters yesterday (29) at the funeral home of his father-in-law, former provincial minister D.M. Wijenayake.
Ravi Karunanayake too, wants senior, young figures back in UNP
Meanwhile, deputy leader Ravi Karunanayake has urged the party leadership to accept back the seniors and young politicians who had left the party.
He mentioned by name persons such as Sirisena Cooray, Tissa Attanayake, Rukman Senanayake, Imitiaz Bakeer Marker, as well as those who had joined the SLFP, Keheliya Rambukwella, Johnston Fernando, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Rohitha Bogollagama, Asath Sally, Dinesh Dodangoda and Dhanasiri Amaratunga.