The ceremony to hand over party membership to these Provincial Councillors will take place this morning at the SLPP Headquarters at Nelum Mawatha, Battaramulla under the patronage of Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile, former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, joining active politics for the first time, will arrive at the SLPP Headquarters in Battaramulla today.
He would also participate in the ceremony to hand over party membership to the Provincial Councillors.
Including the three dissolved Provincial Councils, around 90 Joint Opposition members from the nine Provincial Councils are scheduled to receive SLPP membership at today’s ceremony.
These Provincial Councillors had received an open invitation to obtain SLPP membership.
The ceremony will be attended by former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, MP Chamal Rajapaksa and MPs from the Joint Opposition.
The time has come for Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to enter into active politics and he was invited to come to the party headquarters in order to draw up a practical political schedule.