He was speaking at a meeting held to celebrate the 64th Anniversary of the SLFP in Polonnaruwa today.
Sirisena went on to say that the SLFP should face the next polls as a united force.
However, Chandrika Kumaratunga who Rajapaksa has described as his biggest enemy was not on stage in Polonnaruwa.
The new General Secretary of the SLFP Duminda Dissanayake in his address said that Bandaranaike could not attend the event as she had gone abroad.
However, Sirisena was wary enough not to grant a speech to Rajapaksa.
Although Rajapaksa was seated next to Sirisena the two did not engage in much talk.
Also the division within the SLFP was much evident at the meeting with both Sirisena and Rajapaksa factions choosing to band together with colleagues from the same side.