A large number of SLFP MPs were to attend the event held at the Bishop’s College auditorium on the 27th of February to mark the 25th death anniversary of Vijaya Kumaratunge. However, the President had summoned the SLFP Central Committee at the same time.
Therefore, the event organized by the Vijaya Kumaratunge Memorial Foundation was attended by Secretary of the Foundation, Minister Jeevan Kumaratunge, Western Province Governor, Alavi Moulana and a former leader f Vijaya Kumaratunge’s Mahajana Party, Minister Rajitha Senaratne.
A large number of SLFP seniors had confirmed their participation at the event and SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena had personally informed Chandrika Kumaratunge that he would attend it.
Sirisena had also given a special comment to the book “Vijaya” that was launched at the event.
In the backdrop of the information given by Minister Senaratne to the President that intelligence reports had indicated that 60 SLFP members were in close contact with former President Chandrika Kumaratunge, several SLFPers have informed Chandrika that they could attend the event.