It is said that the luncheon will be held at his residence at Campbell Place, Colombo.
Although Mr. Sumathipala is legally unable to contest for a position at SLC, it is said that he aims to appoint officials who are affiliated to him and this is reportedly the aim of the luncheon.
Among those invited to the luncheon are said to be Krishantha Kapuwatta, Anura Weerasinghe, Gihan Weerasinghe, Deepal Madurapperuma, Imalsha, Janaka Pathirana and Sujeewa Godaliyadda, all who are supporters of present SLC chairman - Shammi Silva.
Meanwhile, reliable sources say that several conditions are to be expressed if the ’Thilanga faction’ would be backing Mr. Shammi Silva.
Appointing 03 persons nominated by Mr. Sumathipala instead of Mohan Silva, Jayantha Dharmadasa and Ravin Wickremaratne for prominent posts, is said to be among the conditions.