A special party leaders’ meeting of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is now taking place at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Headquarters at Darley Road, Colombo.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also attending this meeting.

The meeting has been convened to discuss the prevailing situation following the speech made by President Maithripala Sirisena last evening.

President Sirisena yesterday said he would remain neutral at the upcoming General Election and would not support Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Meanwhile, a special Executive Committee meeting of the SLFP has also been summoned for tonight.