Former Minister Sripathi Sooriyarachchi who crossed over to the Opposition along with Mangala Samaraweera told the Daily Mirror yesterday, the launching of the new political party was only a move aimed at taking the SLFP into the hands of true party members.
`Today the party is in the hands of a small clique. We are attempting to save our party and true SLFPers will join us,` he said.
He said it was unlikely that former President Chandrika Kumaratunga would attend the ceremony at Horagolla on Friday as she was still attending to matters regarding her daughter`s wedding.
On Friday they will spell out the policies of their new party and the future course of action.