Senior Vice President Nimal Siripala de Silva, Prof Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa, UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera and SLFP
General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera also addressed the gathering.
The five SLFP
MPs were appointed as SLFP
National List MPs to Parliament.
The meeting was attended by a large number of former provincial council members, electoral organisers, and SLFP
Pro-Sirisena MP SB Dissanayake said that SLFP
is open to contest as part of a coalition.
Sirisena, a Rajapaksa loyalist when the latter was SLFP
chief, broke ranks before the 2015 polls and challenged his chief's re-election bid by allying with the UNP.
In what was her final public function as president, Kumaratunga on Tuesday said that her SLFP
and Wickremesinghe's UNP, the country's biggest and strongest political parties, needed a ''solid commitment'' to the peace process, which is a complex issue.
But that changed following Kumaratunga's reentry into the SLFP
, from which she was previously estranged, in 1992.
He said the Defence Ministry will also be with the Prime Minister so the SLFP
must not be thinking of the next Presidential Election but must pay more attention to elect the next Prime Minister
A senior SLFP
parliamentarian said that the party has decided to take firm stand against party members who violate the party's Constitution and those who have taken membership of the SLPP will now be considered to have left the party.
The result of a splintering SLFP
is shifts in Sri Lanka's political situation that will become obvious in the coming weeks, said political circles in Colombo.