June 06, Colombo: Political sources close to Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) say that former President Chandrika Bandaranaike has decided to play an active role related to SLFP.
Although Kumaratunga does not hold any position in the party created by her father late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, she is likely to form a movement outside the party called 'Protect SLFP,' sources say.
She has reportedly gained support from some SLFP seniors who have discontented under the present leadership.
The former President is engaged in a foreign tour currently and she is expected to return to the island by the end of this month.
However, sources say that she is not vying to be the common candidate of the opposition at a future Presidential election.