Accordingly, S.B. Dissanayake plans to be the general secretary of the party.
Presently the treasurer, Dissanayake defeated Maithripala Sirisena to the general secretary position in an internal vote, when Chandrika Kumaratunga was the president.
Duminda Dissanayake, who joined Sirisena when he successfully contested the last presidential election, is the general secretary at present.
At a meeting on May 17, the SLFP central committee decided to meet again, together with the national committee, on June 03 when the president will appoint temporary office-bearers.