Speaking in Kandy, he said an office of the new party would be opened in Colombo.
Attanayake said he observed during a three-and-half-year watch on the country’s politics that no party has changed to suit the needs of the people.
As a long-standing activist of the UNP, he said he found party supporters to be deeply disappointed with their aspirations lost.
A platform for dejected UNP supporters
Attanayake said the party he was going to form would serve as a platform for those UNP supporters as well as the moderates.
He said doors are open for them to join him.
According to him, a person not expected by anyone will contest the presidential polls, and that his party will take up role of the kingmaker.