Three stalwarts of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, who hold ministerial positions, have been invited to take part in the press conference which is to be addressed by SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena.
All three of them, according to highly placed political sources, represent the District of Kalutara.
Minister Sirisena is presently attending a state function at Janakala Kendraya in Battaramulla and is scheduled to attend a special press conference at New Town Hall in a while.
Addressing the event at Janakala Kenraya, Minister Sirisena said, “having served as the Minister of health for nearly five years, i look forward to serve the country with greater commitment”
However, it is still not clear whether the three stalwarts have confirmed their participation for the press event. However, they are staunch supporters of Maithripala who is about to make a drastic political move today.
However, the UNP MPs confirm that nearly 15 parliamentarians of the ruling party have pledged to follow the footsteps of the SLFP General Secretary.
This morning, the Minister refused to address the weekly UPFA press conference when he was contacted by a senior official of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information.